The Kentucky Department for Public Health said Thursday that 745 more Kentuckians had tested positive for COVID-19.
During his daily COVID-19 report to the Commonwealth, Kentucky's governor said 107 of the new positive cases reported on Thursday were in kids ages 18 and below.
"Again, it seems like we are seeing a larger and larger portion of positive cases being our young people," said Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear.
Beshear went on to say that there were current 543 Kentuckians hospitalized with COVID-19, and 122 in the ICU with it. He said 71 individuals were currently being supported by ventilators.
According to KDPH, the total number of Kentuckians confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 is now 56,608.
Another 13 new COVID-19 deaths were also reported throughout the Bluegrass State on Thursday, which brought the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus in the state to 1,128.
"Every day that we have a lot of cases - 745 today - we know that they're gonna result in a lot of deaths," said
You can view the full COVID-19 report for Sept. 24 from KDPH below.