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Gov. Beshear announces 531 COVID-19 cases, third-most cases reported

Published: Jul. 17, 2020 at 2:38 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear held a briefing Friday afternoon on COVID-19 cases in the state.

The injunctions against Governor Andy Beshear’s executive orders have been put on hold by the Kentucky Supreme Court while they consider the orders.

Gov. Beshear announced 531 new COVID-19 cases on Friday. He says it’s the third-most number of cases ever reported in the state. The state total now stands at 21,605 cases.

The governor says the state is seeing a 4.19 percent positivity rate.

The governor also announced eight new deaths in the state, bringing the state total to 658.

Friday’s reported deaths include an 85-year-old man from Bell County, an 84-year-old man from Carroll County, a 70-year-old woman from Casey County, an 83-year-old woman from Franklin County, a 73-year-old man from Jefferson County, a 75-year-old man from Fayette County, a 60-year-old woman from Jefferson County, and a 68-year-old man from Muhlenberg County.

There have been at least 522,267 COVID-19 tests performed and 6,772 people have recovered from the virus.

Among the new cases reported Friday were 10 children under the age of five.

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