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801 coronavirus cases announced for state, positivity rate tops 6 percent Saturday

August 9, 2020 | 12:09 am

Updated August 9, 2020 | 12:54 am

Graphic by Owensboro Times

Another 801 cases of COVID-19 were announced for Kentucky on Saturday, and the state’s seven-day rolling positivity rate topped 6 percent.

“Today is a tough day in our fight against COVID-19,” Gov. Andy Beshear said in a release. “I know we are slowing the growth of this virus in Kentucky, but it’s still aggressive. We simply need to do better. Our positivity rate is the highest we’ve had since we tested the entire Green River Correctional Facility back in May.”

Beshear also reported eight new deaths Saturday, raising the total to 772 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

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Beshear said there were at least 34,578 coronavirus cases in Kentucky. As of Saturday, there have been at least 690,942 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. At least 8,647 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

For additional information, including up-to-date lists of positive cases and deaths, as well as breakdowns of coronavirus infections by county, race and ethnicity, click here.

Locally, a total of 32 more cases of COVID-19 and 12 recoveries from the virus were confirmed Saturday for the Green River District. For a full breakdown, click here.

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August 9, 2020 | 12:09 am

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