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Story Headline: Beshear: Still Too Many Cases of COVID-19
Author: West Kentucky Star Staff

Governor Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians Friday afternoon on the state's continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus, saying that there are still too many new cases of the virus being confirmed.  

Beshear said there were at least 30,151 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 778 of which were newly reported Friday. Twenty-three of the newly reported cases were from children ages five and younger.

There have been over 600,000 tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.43%.

"Our positivity rate has decreased for the third straight day. But, we still have too many cases, and we need to do everything we can to try to decrease those. We're also seeing an increase of patients in the ICU," said Beshear.

Beshear reported four new deaths Friday, raising the total to 735 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

At least 7,481 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

Published: Friday, July 31, 2020 4:04 PM
Updated: Friday, July 31, 2020 4:13 PM
URL: http://www.westkentuckystar.com/News/State/Kentucky/Beshear-Still-Too-Many-Cases-of-COVID-19.aspx