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Gov. Beshear reports 796 new COVID-19 cases; requests AG’s office to release Breonna Taylor case details to the public

Published: Sep. 23, 2020 at 3:50 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases in Kentucky and is responding to the announcement on the Breonna Taylor case.

The governor called on Attorney General Daniel Cameron to release all the facts and information he can about the Breonna Taylor case online. He says Kentuckians deserve to hear all of the facts in the Breonna Taylor case.

J. Michael Brown and Rep. Charles Booker spoke at the news conference.

Gov. Beshear reported 796 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing up the state total to 63517 cases. Of Wednesday’s new cases, 111 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were five reported COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday. The state death total is now 1,124.

The deaths reported Wednesday include a 99-year-old woman from Christian County; a 50-year-old man and two women, ages 81 and 84, from Jefferson County; and an 83-year-old man from Marshall County.

“We’ve already talked about one tragic loss today. And now we’re reporting five more people who we’ve lost to COVID-19,” said Gov. Beshear. “Let’s make sure we prevent more tragic losses. I want for us to build a better world.”

As of Wednesday, 530 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons and 123 are in the ICU. At least 11,480 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

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