Gov. Beshear reports 745 new COVID-19 cases; revises curfew for bars and restaurants

Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 3:41 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.

Gov. Beshear reported 745 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 58,000 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 3.97 percent positivity rate. Of Tuesday’s new cases, 95 are in kids 18 or younger. The youngest was only 27 days old.

There were nine reported COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday. The state death total is now 1,074.

The deaths reported Tuesday include a 90-year-old man from Bullitt County; an 83-year-old woman from Hopkins County; two women, ages 65 and 94, and two men, ages 48 and 73, from Jefferson County; a 93-year-old woman from Kenton County; and two men, ages 84 and 88, from Warren County.

The governor also made revisions to the curfews for bars and restaurants. The last call/last service time will move to 11 p.m., and closing times will be midnight.

As of Tuesday, 533 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons and 125 are in the ICU. There have been at least 1,068,026 COVID-19 tests performed in the state, and at least 10,962 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

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