Kentucky reports 816 new COVID-19 cases, 18 new deaths

Posted at 4:10 PM, Sep 02, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday that there are 816 new COVID-19 cases and 18 new coronavirus-related deaths in the state of Kentucky. One hundred sixteen of the newly reported cases are kids 18 and under.

“Today we have a tough report all the way around,” the Governor said. “Thirty-six deaths in the last three days. That’s what happens when we have the number of cases that we currently have in Kentucky. Let’s make sure that we’re doing better and working even harder.”

“It’s very rare that I have to read 18 of those that we’ve lost in one day,” said Gov. Beshear. “These families are going to need our help. If you know them personally, give them a call and lend a hand. Put out that green light. This loss is all over the commonwealth, so no matter where you are, somebody may need to see that you care.”

As of Wednesday, there have been at least 894,808 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.71%. At least 10,463 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.