Gov. Andy Beshear provides COVID-19 update

Coronavirus Watch Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear briefs reporters about two new cases of Coronavirus in Kentucky, both from Harrison County, bringing the total number to eight. (Kentucky Today/Tom Latek)

(WEHT) — Gov. Andy Beshear showed a graph from the White House Tuesday showing Daviess, Henderson, Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties have been identified as having a 5-10% COVID-19 positivity rate with uncontrolled spread.

Dr. Steven Stack says they’re working on making K-12 school reports of positive COVID-19 cases published through the Kentucky Department of Public Health.

Beshear announced 627 new cases across the Commonwealth, for a total of 40,299 cases. He also announced 12 new deaths.

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(This story was originally published on Aug. 18, 2020)

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