FROM THE OFFICE OF GOV. ANDY BESHEAR:
As of 4 p.m. Oct. 6, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 76,587 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 2,398 of which were newly reported Wednesday. Three hundred and fifty-eight of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 38 were children ages 5 and under.
Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported five new deaths Wednesday, raising the total to 1,218 Kentuckians lost to the virus.
The deaths reported Wednesday include a 68-year-old man from Fayette County; an 80-year-old woman from Greenup County; a 65-year-old man from Harlan County; a 79-year-old man from Henderson County; and a 75-year-old woman from Whitley County.
“Sadly, today we have lost five additional Kentuckians, and we expect the next several weeks that these numbers will go up as the number of cases go up,” the Governor said. “Each one is an important individual whose family loves and misses them.”
As of Wednesday, there have been at least 1,568,542 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate was 4.21%, and at least 12,800 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus. Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, said the additional uploaded case data from Lexington-Fayette County did not affect today’s positivity rate.
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