Kentucky reports 726 new COVID-19 cases, 14 new deaths

Posted at 4:12 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 17:27:39-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that there are 726 new COVID-19 cases and 14 new coronavirus-related deaths in the state of Kentucky.

That means there have been 38 coronavirus-related deaths in the last three days. Gov. Beshear doesn't think Kentucky has had double-digit deaths three days in a row until this week.

"We have to understand that this is not just real, this virus takes lives from us,” said Gov. Beshear.

101 of Thursday's reported cases are kids 18-years-old or younger.

As of Thursday, there have been at least 794,282 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate currently stands at 5.18%. At least 9,388 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.