Kentucky Confirms 1,039 New Positive COVID-19 Cases

Kentucky's Governor Wished President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump a 'speedy recovery' on Friday as he reported 1,039 new positive cases of COVID-19 throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Posted: Oct 2, 2020 4:36 PM

On Friday, 1,039 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported throughout the state of Kentucky.

This brought the total number of confirmed positive cases in the Bluegrass State to 61,647, with the state health department also listing 9,080 probable cases.

Of the new positive cases reported on Friday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said that 151 were from children age 18 and younger, with the youngest being just five-days-old.

A relatively high number of new COVID-19 cases were reported in northwestern Kentucky on Friday, with Webster County seeing the largest increase there, with 35 new positive cases of the virus.

Gov. Beshear also commented on the news that United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19.

“Folks, today’s news that the President and First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19 along with some of their advisors shows you that anybody can get this,” said Gov. Beshear. “We wish them the best and a speedy recovery, and this is an example of why we all have to be wearing masks. We all have to do our part."

In addition to the new cases reported on Friday, six new COVID-19 deaths were reported throughout the state, which brought the total number of deaths attributed to the virus to 1,185, with 12 deaths also counted as probably by the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

You can view Friday's full COVID-19 update from KDPH below.

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