Gov. Beshear announces 619 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths

Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 3:41 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear held a briefing Wednesday afternoon on COVID-19 cases in the state.

Gov. Beshear announced 619 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the state’s sixth highest daily total, bringing the state total to 28,727. The governor says the state is seeing a 5.81 percent positivity rate, which was up from Tuesday.

This past week, cases among people under the age of 20 increased 28 percent. It remains the age group with the fastest growing number of cases. The second fastest growing age group, people in their 20s, increased 23 percent during the same time period.

Gov. Beshear also announced five new deaths in the state. The state total for deaths is now 724.

Wednesday’s deaths include a 58-year-old woman from Knott County, a 77-year-old man from Jefferson County, a 71-year-old man from McCracken County, an 82-year-old man from Graves County and an 87-year-old woman from Clay County. Three of the new deaths from long-term care facilities, Gov. Beshear says.

The number of women with COVID-19 has climbed above 15,000.

Among the new cases reported Wednesday were 17 children under the age of five. The governor says the youngest is four months old.

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