291 new cases of COVID-19, more than 53,000 cases total

Posted at 5:17 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 17:17:41-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Beshear has announced at least 53,064 cases across the state.

291 of which were newly reported Monday. 52 reported cases were from children under the age of 18, seven of which were ages 5 and under. The youngest was just 1 month old.

The Governor announced no new deaths on Monday, leaving the total at 996 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

"We've lost nearly 1,000 of our fellow Kentuckians to this deadly virus," said Gov. Beshear. "When we see rising cases like the last couple weeks, we know more deaths follow cases by a couple weeks. Let's recommit to seeing fewer cases and deaths here."

Due to limited reporting on Sundays and today’s federal Labor Day holiday, some information will be delayed until Tuesday.

The COVID-19 testing positive rate, based on a seven-day rolling average, taking into account total positive tests reported by laboratories divided by total tests reported by labs, stood at 4.34%. The number of Kentuckians who are known to have recovered was at least 10,648.