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Kentucky surpasses 7,000 COVID-19 cases, up to 326 deaths

10-year-old on ventilator has been extubated
Posted at 5:11 PM, May 13, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced that there are 7,080 COVID-19 cases and 326 coronavirus-related deaths in the state of Kentucky.

Wednesday's results include 227 new cases and five new deaths. Of the 7,080 cases, there have been 2,649 recoveries.

With more kids being tested, there have been more positive cases in children.

Gov. Beshear highlighted a 1-year-old, a 2-year-old, two 3-year-olds, two 5-year-olds, three 7-year-olds, three 9-year-olds, an 11-year-old and a 12-year-old have all tested positive for COVID-19 in Warren Co.

He also mentioned the 10-year-old with pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome who was on a ventilator has been extubated.

"That is just a really good step," said Beshear. "To the folks helping to take care of him at Norton [Hospital], thank you.

"When we have a 10-year-old in that position in this state and at this time, it's almost like he's all of our 10-year-olds. I was very excited to see that news."

Gov. Beshear still says the state is in the plateau of positive cases.

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