Governor Beshear announces 1,295 new COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths in Kentucky Saturday

Gov. Andy Beshear gives update on COVID-19.
Gov. Andy Beshear gives update on COVID-19.(WKYT)
Published: Oct. 17, 2020 at 4:41 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear announced 1,295 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths on Saturday.

At least 86,797 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at 1,312.

162 of the new cases were children 18 and younger. One child was just seven days old.

Governor Beshear said, “These cases are all over the place. On top of that, all of our other numbers are going the wrong way, too. More Kentuckians hospitalized and in the ICU than ever,” said Gov. Beshear. “We know what it takes to stop these numbers from escalating. People’s lives depend on it.”

17,155 people have recovered from the virus.

1,794,634 Kentuckians have received tests.

The positivity rate is 4.62%.

10.17.2020 COVID-19 Update
10.17.2020 COVID-19 Update(WYMT)

WYMT independently confirms all coverage area positive COVID-19 cases, along with any coronavirus-related deaths, with local health departments before publishing any details.

If you have any questions about the coronavirus in Kentucky, call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

You can also find more information, including how to protect your family, by visiting Kentucky’s official COVID-19 website:

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