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

WHO: Covid-19 pandemic 'continues to accelerate'
Posted at 4:45 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 16:45:46-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — There are more than 66,000 cases of coronavirus in Kentucky.

Gov. Beshear said there were 973 newly reported cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 66,036. Of the newly reported cases, 132 were from children age 18 and younger, with 18 age 5 and younger. The youngest was just 2 months old.

Five more people have died from the virus, bringing a total of 1,154 Kentuckians who have died from COVID-19.

"That's five additional families who are suffering during this time," said Gov. Beshear.

The deaths reported Saturday include a 67-year-old man from Scott County; an 80-year-old woman from Union County; an 86-year-old woman from Christian County; and two Boyd Countians, including an 88-year-old man, and a 101-year-old woman.

As of Saturday, at least 1,354,927 tests had been administered. The COVID-19 testing positivity rate is 4.42%. The number of Kentuckians who are known to have recovered was at least 11,750.