Kentucky reports 439 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths

Posted at 3:46 PM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-20 15:46:55-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Sunday that there are 439 new COVID-19 cases and three new coronavirus-related deaths in the state of Kentucky.

Sixty-eight of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 12 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was just two months old.

Due to limited reporting on Sundays, some information will be delayed until Monday.

“We’re not just preventing the spread of COVID-19. We’re also preventing the spread of the common cold, the flu and other viruses which is very important since they can easily be confused with COVID-19,” said Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Department for Public Health. “Kentucky, let’s keep up the good work.”

Dr. Stack encouraged people to get outside and enjoy the great weather. He offered some tips for those who host a gathering urging hosts to limit gatherings to 10 or fewer people, insist invitees stay home if they aren’t feeling well, require facial coverings, try to spend as much time as possible outdoors and seat guests at least six feet apart.

“Remember, you’re the host, and you set the rules,” the commissioner said.