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884 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Thursday

Posted at 4:25 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 16:38:19-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Thursday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 884 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky, bringing the state's COVID-19 case total to 77,455.

"This is about 20 cases less than we had this day last week," Gov. Beshear noted. "Its about 200 more than we had in the two preceding weeks before that. It gives you an idea that again, even excluding some of the backlog of cases that came in yesterday, we are unfortunately on track to have the single largest week thus far in this epidemic."

Thursday's positivity rate was 4.1 percent.

Gov. Beshear also announced 11 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 1,234.