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796 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Wednesday, five new deaths

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 19:52:19-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Wednesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 796 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky, bringing the state's COVID-19 case total to 63,517.

111 of the new cases are among those under the age of 18. Wednesday's positivity rate is 4.59%.

Gov. Beshear also announced that five new coronavirus-related deaths were reported, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 1,124.

The deaths reported Wednesday include a 99-year-old woman from Christian County; a 50-year-old man and two women, ages 81 and 84, from Jefferson County; and an 83-year-old man from Marshall County.

"We've already talked about one tragic loss today. And now we’re reporting five more people who we've lost to COVID-19," said Gov. Beshear. "Let’s make sure we prevent more tragic losses. I want for us to build a better world."

Around 1.3 million COVID-19 tests have been administered across the state.