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Governor Beshear reports 638 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky, 6 new deaths

Posted at 5:38 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 17:38:21-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — There are 638 new cases of COVID-19 in the state of Kentucky.

There have been 38,930 reported cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky since the start of the pandemic.

The governor also announced six more people have died from COVID-19. The death toll due to the virus is now at 810 in Kentucky.

Governor Beshear says at least 754,985 tests have been administered, and that the state now has a 5.45% positivity rate. More than 9,000 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

“Saturday’s COVID report unfortunately suggests this is going to be the highest week of total cases that we’ve ever had, though our positivity rate is going down a little bit,” said Gov. Beshear. “Folks, this thing is real. We are at war with it and we are going to have to be the strong, resilient and also patient Kentuckians that we are to make sure that we prevent loss of life, that we promote health and that we protect our children, that we should never, ever experiment with.”

17 of the newly reported cases are children age 5 and younger.

“When you look at how hard children are being hit now, 322 people under the age of 18 have tested positive since the beginning of this in Warren County alone," said Gov. Beshear.