Kentucky Reports 948 New Positive Cases of COVID-19

Gov. Beshear said the increase in new positive COVID-19 cases on Friday was the state's third-highest single-day increase to date.

Posted: Sep 11, 2020 4:47 PM
Updated: Sep 11, 2020 4:50 PM

There were 948 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported throughout the state of Kentucky on Friday, Sept. 11.

Kentucky's governor said Friday's increase in new positive COVID-19 cases throughout the state was the third-highest increase to date.

"Today's COVID update, the third-highest number of positive cases that we've ever had, with 948 new cases," said Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear.

The new positive COVID-19 cases reported across Kentucky on Friday brought the state's total number of identified positive COVID-19 cases to date to 55,704, with 49,979 of those cases being confirmed, and 5,725 of them being probable, according to the state health department.

Nine new COVID-19 deaths were also reported throughout Kentucky on Friday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the state to 1,044.

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While Kentucky saw its third-highest one day increase on Friday, Indiana saw its highest single-day increase of new positive COVID-19 cases to date, with 1,282 new positive cases reported.

Gov. Beshear recently delivered a direct address to Kentuckians and held a special commemoration ceremony, after Wednesday's update marked over 1,000 total COVID-19 deaths in the state.

You can view the full COVID-19 update for Kentucky from the department for public health below.

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