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Gov. Beshear announces 342 new COVID-19 cases Monday, positivity rate drops slightly

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Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 3:57 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Gov. Andy Beshear gave his Monday COVID-19 news conference from the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.

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Gov Beshear News Conference 9/14

Gov. Andy Beshear gives his Monday COVID-19 update.

Posted by WYMT on Monday, September 14, 2020

Gov. Beshear announced 342 new cases of the virus on Monday, giving Kentucky a total case count of 57,282. That is out of 1,057,435 total tests administered. The state’s positivity rate fell to 4.17 percent from Sunday’s 4.38 percent rolling average.

“We’ve now conducted over a million COVID tests in Kentucky. That is pretty exciting. I remember when we didn’t have COVID tests, when every day we had to tell you unless you were sick, not to get one,” the Governor said. “That is not where we are in Kentucky right now.”

The Governor also announced five new deaths on Monday, bringing the state’s death toll up to 1,065.

“If you’re a person – whether you’re in the state legislature or at home on your keyboard – that is saying, ‘Oh, but these people are older,’ shame on you. These are children of God, just like everyone else, who deserved more time on this planet,” the Governor said. “Their life is just as important as everybody else’s. The moment that we desensitize ourselves to the fact that even a 90-something-year-old has more time with his or her family, grandkids, maybe great-grandkids, and COVID takes it from them – it’s not acceptable.”

As of Monday afternoon, 10,918 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

Kentucky COVID update for September 14th, 2020
Kentucky COVID update for September 14th, 2020(WYMT)

WYMT independently confirms all coverage area positive COVID-19 cases, along with any coronavirus-related deaths, with local health departments before publishing any details.

If you have any questions about the coronavirus in Kentucky, call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

You can also find more information, including how to protect your family, by visiting Kentucky’s official COVID-19 website: https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

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