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Gov. Beshear reports fourth-highest daily COVID-19 case total

Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 3:40 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided a virtual update on COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.

Gov. Beshear reported 1,330 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the state total to 92,299 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 5.3 percent positivity rate. Of Thursday’s new cases, 181 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 17 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday. The state death total is now 1,380.

Those reported lost to the virus today include two women, ages 69 and 74, from Allen County; a 73-year-old man from Fayette County; two women, ages 60 and 78, from Greenup County; a 65-year-old woman from Hancock County; a 64-year-old woman from Hardin County; a 52-year-old man from Henderson County; a 95-year-old woman and an 84-year-old man from Jefferson County; an 87-year-old man from Jessamine County; a 93-year-old woman from Knott County; a 77-year-old woman from Lee County; a 76-year-old man from McCracken County; a 63-year-old man from Nicholas County; an 87-year-old man from Rockcastle County; and a 96-year-old man from Scott County.

As of Thursday, 800 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 214 are in the ICU, and 105 are on ventilators. At least 17,627 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

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