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Gov. Beshear announces 20 deaths, 1,260 new cases Thursday

Kentucky Democratic Governor Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
Kentucky Democratic Governor Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)(Bryan Woolston | AP)
Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 3:58 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear gave an update on COVID-19 in Kentucky.

You can watch his news conference below:

The governor announced 1,260 new cases and 20 new deaths in Kentucky.

“We just can’t ignore it. We can’t pretend like it’s not here,” said Gov. Beshear. “We can’t allow the fact that we are inconvenienced make us pretend that the virus isn’t with us and isn’t deadly.”

The positivity rate is now 4.94%

At least 84,195 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at 1,296.

16,928 people have recovered from the virus.

1,751,264 Kentuckians have received tests.

Kentucky COVID-19 numbers 10/15
Kentucky COVID-19 numbers 10/15(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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