14 New COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Kentucky, 776 New Positive Cases

During Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear's Tuesday COVID-19 update, he said that 14 more Kentuckians had died from COVID-19 and that 776 more had tested positive for it.

Posted: Oct 13, 2020 3:48 PM
Updated: Oct 13, 2020 7:51 PM

Throughout the State of Kentucky on Tuesday, there were 14 new COVID-19 deaths reported.

"The tough part about today's report is we've lost 14 additional Kentuckians," said Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear during his COVID-19 update on Tuesday. "It's a big number, and these days are hard when we have this amount of loss."

So far, a total of 1,256 Kentuckians are now confirmed by the Kentucky State Department for Health to have died from COVID-19. KDPH also lists 13 total 'probable' deaths throughout the state.

"That's a lot of individuals," Beshear said. "Each one is more than an age and a county. Each one is a special life - a special Kentuckian that we've lost."

Additionally, there were 776 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in the Bluegrass State on Tuesday. KDPH's report now shows 81,691 total cases of COVID-19 throughout the state, with 70,080 of those cases being confirmed, and 11,611 of them being probable.

As with Monday's report, Gov. Beshear continued to conduct his COVID-19 briefings from the Governor's Mansion after he was potentially exposed to COVID-19.

You can view Tuesday's full COVID-19 report from KDPH below.

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