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Highest numbers reported on a Saturday: 1,986 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, 9 new deaths

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Posted at 5:31 PM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 17:31:53-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — The number of new COVID-19 cases is the second-highest since the pandemic began. The case numbers are also the highest ever reported on a Saturday.

There are 1,986 new cases of COVID-19 reported. There are also nine new deaths to report, bringing the total number of Kentuckians to die from the virus to 1,485. The state positivity rate is now 6.10%.

964 people in the state are hospitalized from the virus, 236 are in the ICU, and 117 are currently on a ventilator.

Top counties with the most positive cases Saturday are: Jefferson, Fayette, Kenton, Bell and Warren.

Those reported lost to the virus today include a 77-year-old man from Pike County; a 76-year-old man from Jefferson County; a 61-year-old man from Lee County; a 71-year-old woman from Montgomery County; a 76-year-old woman from Fayette County; a 90-year-old man from Henderson County; a 95-year-old man from Jessamine County; a 54-year-old woman from Daviess County; and a 69-year-old man from Lewis County.