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Over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Tuesday

Posted at 4:13 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 16:25:46-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Tuesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 1,018 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky, bringing the state's COVID-19 case total to 67,856.

"Today we are reporting our second highest total that we have had since March 6," Gov. Beshear noted. "What that means is that we are on pace to have even more cases than last week where we set a record number of cases."

Of the 1,018 new Kentuckians to test positive for COVID-19, 157 are 18 or younger.

Gov. Beshear also announced eight new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the state's coronavirus-related death total to 1,170.