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1,004 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Wednesday

Posted at 4:27 PM, Sep 30, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Wednesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 1,004 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky, bringing the state's COVID-19 case total to 66,840.

"This is the first time since March 6 that we have had over 1,000 cases in two consecutive days," Gov. Beshear noted.

Of the new cases, 154 involve kids 18 or younger.

Tuesday's positivity rate was 4.07 percent.

"While I'm glad about that number (positivity rate), 1,004 cases is a problem and it means that we have to be more vigilant," Gov. Beshear said.

Gov. Beshear also announced four new coronavirus-related deaths, including an 87-year-old man from Fayette County. The four new coronavirus-related deaths brings Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 1,174.