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273 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Tuesday

Posted at 4:20 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 16:35:42-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Tuesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 273 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky, bringing the state's COVID-19 case total to 53,319.

The 273 new cases comes out of just over 1,393 tests. Tuesday's positivity rate was 3.91 percent.

"For the first time in a long time, we're under four percent on positivity rate," Gov. Beshear said. "My hope is that we will be able to sustain that or the low 4's as we go through the week and all the information comes in. Depending on how much information comes in and how many positives come in, this could just be a result of limited reporting over a couple days that go into that seven day average."

Gov. Beshear also announced one new coronavirus-related death, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 997.