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Kentucky up to 14,141 cases of COVID-19, 537 deaths

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Posted at 5:50 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 17:50:21-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — In a press release, Gov. Beshear announced that there are 315 new cases of COVID-19 and that the state's COVID-19 case total is now at 14,141.

Gov. Beshear also announced 11 new deaths Tuesday, raising Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 537.

The new numbers come just a day after only 90 new cases and zero coronavirus-related deaths were reported.

The deaths reported Tuesday include a 52-year-old woman from Allen County; three women, ages 77, 77 and 91, and a 90-year-old man from Clark County; a 78-year-old woman from Fayette County; an 84-year-old woman from Graves County; a 46-year-old woman from Harlan County; a 67-year-old man from Jefferson County; a 106-year-old man from Logan County; and a 77-year-old woman from Shelby County.

“These are 11 Kentuckians whose families are hurting and who need all of us to keep them in mind and in our prayers,” Gov. Beshear said. “Let’s remember to light our homes and businesses up green and to ring bells every morning at 10 a.m. to let everyone who has lost someone to the coronavirus know we care.”

As of Tuesday, there have been at least 363,027 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. At least 3,591 Kentuckians had recovered from the virus.