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696 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Wednesday

Posted at 4:17 PM, Aug 26, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Wednesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that there are 696 new cases of COVID-19 in the state of Kentucky. The 696 new cases is a slight jump from Tuesday's 688 new cases.

Of the 696 new Kentuckians to test positive for COVID-19, 114 are under the age of 18.

Wednesday's positivity rate was 4.64 percent.

"That is one of the lowest numbers we've had in the past four or so weeks," Gov. Beshear said of the positivity rate. "I don't think it will stay under five over the next couple of days, but we were going up towards six, so this is one positive sign out there."

Gov. Beshear also announced seven new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 902.