543 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky, five new deaths

Posted at 4:27 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 18:05:43-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Beshear has announced there are 543 new cases of COVID-19 during his Monday afternoon COVID-19 briefing. 173 of the new cases are out of Fayette County.

Sixty-nine of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which nine were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was only 1 month old.

Five new people have now died from the virus. The deaths reported Monday include a 69-year-old man from Boyd County; an 85-year-old man and two women, ages 91 and 99, from Daviess County; and a 71-year-old man from Robertson County.

There have been at least 73,158 total cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky since the pandemic began. The state's positivity rate is 4.69%. At least 12,445 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

1,539,707 tests have been administered across the state.