Gov. Beshear reports 659 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths

Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 3:41 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear held a briefing Thursday afternoon on COVID-19 cases in the state.

Gov. Beshear reported 659 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the fifth highest single-day total, bringing up the state total to 29,386 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 5.66 percent positivity rate, which is down from Wednesday.

The governor believes the state is seeing a pause in the escalation of the virus and says wearing masks have contributed to that.

There were seven reported COVID-19 deaths on Thursday. The state death total is now 731.

Gov. Beshear says 587 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 and there are currently 110 people in the ICU.

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