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Kentucky up to 21,083 COVID-19 cases, 650 total deaths

Thursday's results include 413 new cases and five new deaths.
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Posted at 4:13 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 17:49:03-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced that there are 21,083 COVID-19 cases and 650 coronavirus-related deaths in the state of Kentucky.

Thursday's results include 413 new cases and five new deaths.

Kentucky currently has a 4.38% positivity rate.

Gov. Beshear also says there are 13 children under the age of five who have tested positive since yesterday, the most the state has seen in a single day since the pandemic began.

“Today, we have a record number of kids under 5 diagnosed with COVID-19. These kids are counting on us to do the right thing,” said Gov. Beshear. “Our new cases come from all types of counties. And remember, deaths follow cases.”

He also gave an update on the unemployment issue in the state after it hired Ernst & Young to help resolve a lot of issues that still remain.

There have been 10,635 unemployment claims processed since July 15.

The state is also increasing production from 8 to 10 hours per day.

Unemployment offices will also be open on Saturday's from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.