785 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kentucky

Posted at 4:20 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 18:02:16-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Thursday that there's 785 new COVID-19 cases in the state of Kentucky.

“We know that we have a lot of work to do to create the type of safe environments that we need to,” said Gov. Beshear. “Wearing a facial covering is working. Other steps are working. But we need you to stick with it. We cannot make decisions that are going to cause a significant spread.”

Gov. Beshear did not mention if there were any new coronavirus-related deaths, but says there are 796 total coronavirus-related deaths in the state, an increase of six from Wednesday's report.

As of Thursday, there have been at least 730,362 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.67%. At least 8,965 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

“We had more than 100,000 kids test positive nationwide just in the last couple weeks of July. We are seeing an explosion of positive tests among our young people,” said Gov. Beshear. “We cannot experiment with the health of our children.”