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Number of Ky. COVID-19 cases passes 10K, death toll at 439

Health officials in Mercer County have reported two additional positive cases of COVID-19. This brings the county total to 10. (MGN Image)
Health officials in Mercer County have reported two additional positive cases of COVID-19. This brings the county total to 10. (MGN Image)(KWQC)
Published: Jun. 1, 2020 at 4:19 PM EDT
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Kentucky's number of COVID-19 cases has passed 10,000.

Gov. Beshear did not hold a press conference Monday afternoon, but the state's COVID-19 website has been updated.

According to the website, the total number of cases is now 10,046 and the death toll is at 439. The last report was 9,704 cases and 431 deaths on Saturday.

“Kentucky has had 131 new positive cases with zero new deaths on Sunday and 214 new cases with eight new deaths on Monday,” reported Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner for Public Health. “We continue our efforts to expand testing, ramp up contact tracing and urge the public to practice social distancing and wear cloth face coverings to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

The deaths reported Monday include an 84-year-old woman from Campbell County; an 82-year-old woman from Gallatin County; a 98-year-old woman from Grayson County; three men, ages 33, 53 and 75, from Jefferson County; a 90-year-old woman from Kenton County; and an 88-year-old man from Logan County.

The website shows that that state has done more than 236,000 COVID-19 tests.

At least 3,232 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

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