Kentucky Reports Over 1,000 New Positive COVID-19 Cases Two Days in a Row

For the second day in a row, there were over 1,000 new positive cases of COVID-19 reported throughout the state of Kentucky.

Posted: Sep 30, 2020 4:09 PM
Updated: Sep 30, 2020 4:18 PM

Throughout Kentucky on Wednesday, 1,004 new positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed.

That's after the state reported 1,018 new positive cases of the virus just one day earlier on Tuesday.

"This is the first time since March 6 that we've had over 1,000 cases in two consecutive days," said Gov. Beshear on Wednesday. "154 of those are kids 18 years or younger, so we continue to see an increase amongst that age group."

A handful of the new cases reported throughout Kentucky on Wednesday were local, with 26 new positive cases of COVID-19 being reported in Henderson County and 25 new positive cases being reported in Daviess County. You can click here to see those local numbers.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Kentucky rose to 68,840 after Wednesday's report, which also brought the positivity rate to 4.07%, based on a 7-day rolling average.

There were also four new COVID-19 deaths reported throughout the state on Wednesday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Kentucky so far to 1,174.

Beshear added Wednesday during his COVID-19 update that trick-or-treat guidelines would be released on Thursday.

You can view Wednesday's full COVID-19 reported from KDPH below:

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