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Kentucky up to 13,630 COVID-19 cases, 524 total deaths

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 17:09:30-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced in a press release Saturday that there are 13,360 COVID-19 cases and 524 coronavirus-related deaths in the state of Kentucky.

Saturday's results include 183 new cases and two new deaths.

“When I was inaugurated as your governor, I could never have imagined we would lose this many Kentuckians to a single, brand new illness in such a short period of time,” said Gov. Beshear. “It’s devastating. Announcing these deaths is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, and I hope, ever will have to do. As we recognize those we’ve lost, let’s remember and celebrate their extraordinary lives.”

The deaths reported Saturday include a 91-year-old woman from Hopkins County and an 80-year-old woman from Jefferson County.

At least 3,530 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

“The virus remains a serious threat to Kentuckians,” said Gov. Beshear. “As we try to safely return to a new normal, we can’t forget we’re still up against an invisible enemy.”