Kentucky reports 790 new COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths

Posted at 4:47 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 16:47:41-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — There are 790 new cases of COVID-19 reported across the state. That brings the total to at least 52,464 coronavirus cases in Kentucky.

Ninety-eight of the newly reported cases were from children age 18 and younger, with twelve of the cases involving children under the age of 5. The youngest is just three months old.

Six more Kentuckians have died from the virus, bringing the total death count across the state to 993. The positivity rate is 4.22%.

The deaths reported Saturday include a 77-year-old man from Bell County; a 67-year-old man from Madison County; a 68-year-old woman from Marion County; a 72-year-old man from Nelson County; an 80-year-old man from Scott County; and a 59-year-old man from Todd County.

"This Derby day is very different for many reasons," said Gov. Beshear. "Kentuckians are battling inequities, injustice and a global health pandemic brought on by COVID-19. For those who make your voice heard today, we are continuing to listen. For Kentuckians gathering today or over the holiday weekend, I ask you to please do so safely."