Gov. Beshear Reports 1,260 New Positive COVID-19 Cases, 20 New Deaths in Kentucky

'It's time to realize that this is getting worse, and not better,' Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said on Thursday, after reporting over 1,000 new positive cases of COVID-19 throughout the state for the second day in a row.

Posted: Oct 15, 2020 4:05 PM
Updated: Oct 15, 2020 4:09 PM

On Thursday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear reported 1,260 new positive cases of COVID-19 throughout the Commonwealth.

"It's time for example, its time for better compliance, its time to realize that this is getting worse and not better," Gov. Beshear said. "And with fall here and winter coming, this is the time where we either succeed or we begin to fail."

So far, there are 84,195 total COVID-19 cases listed in Kentucky by the Kentucky Department for Public Health. 71,896 of those cases are listed as confirmed, while 12,299 are probable.

Additionally, Gov. Beshear reported a substantial number of new COVID-19 deaths throughout the state on Thursday.

"We talk about how when we have a lot of cases, sadly a lot of death follows. So today is a really hard day," Beshear said on Thursday. "We're announcing the loss of 20 Kentuckians."

Link: New COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Union County, Webster County

The loss of 20 more Kentuckian lives brought the total COVID-19 death toll in the state to 1,296, according to KDPH, which lists 1,282 of the state's deaths as confirmed, and 14 as probable.

With 1,346 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on Wednesday, Thursday's report comes as the second day in a row that over 1,000 new positive cases of the virus have been reported in the state.

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

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