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Wreath-laying ceremony held in Ky. Capitol to honor COVID-19 victims

Published: Sep. 10, 2020 at 9:23 AM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - A wreath-laying ceremony was held Thursday morning in the Capitol Rotunda to honor the victims of COVID-19:

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The ceremony began with The Handbell Ensemble from the First United Methodist Church in Frankfort ringing bells.

Wednesday, the state reported 16 new deaths bringing our total to 1,013 people who have died from coronavirus-related issues. There have been almost 54,000 positive cases in the state.

During his press conference Wednesday, Beshear said he knew his response to the coronavirus would likely define his time as governor.

“But this is probably the most important thing that I will ever do in my career, and other than raising my kids, maybe my life,” Gov. Beshear said. “How we make these decisions, when oftentimes they’re between bad and worse options, knowing that there’s a death toll with each one, depending on how we make it, and there are other societal impacts as well.”

What do 1,000 deaths mean for us as a state? If you look at Tennessee, they are reporting about 1,900 deaths. While West Virginia is reporting around 250.

According to the New York Times, there are 30 states with more COVID-related deaths than Kentucky.

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