Gov. Beshear announces 531 COVID-19 cases, third-most cases reported
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear held a briefing Friday afternoon on COVID-19 cases in the state.
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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