Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
“Today’s COVID report is far too many cases and unfortunately far too many people who we’ve lost,” said Gov. Beshear. “This virus has come for us. We have to fight back.”
As of 4 p.m. Sept. 25, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 65,066 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 930 of which were newly reported Friday. One hundred thirty-one of the newly reported cases were from children age 18 and younger, 23 of which were children age 5 and under. The youngest was only 2 months old.
“We cannot continue to have days where we have 900-plus cases,” said Gov. Beshear. “Please put on your mask. Please engage in social distancing. The lives and the health of the Kentuckians around us depend on it.”
Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported 12 new deaths Friday, raising the total to 1,149 Kentuckians lost to the virus.
The deaths reported Friday include an 86-year-old woman from Campbell County; an 85-year-old woman from Fayette County; an 86-year-old man from Fulton County; a 68-year-old woman from Grayson County; a 94-year-old woman and a 92-year-old man from Jefferson County; a 78-year-old man from Madison County; a 79-year-old man from Marshall County; a 74-year-old woman from McCracken County; and two women, ages 62 and 96, and a 73-year-old man from Warren County.
“I’m asking you to do your part as a member of Team Kentucky and your patriotic duty as an American,” said Gov. Beshear.
As of Friday, there have been at least 1,321,987 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate was 4.48%, and at least 11,677 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.
Read about other key updates, actions and information from Gov. Beshear and his administration at http://governor.ky.gov or http://kycovid19.ky.gov and the Governor’s official social media accounts Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Kentuckians can also access translated COVID-19 information and summaries of the Governor’s news conferences at http://teamkentuckytranslations.com
(provided by the Office of Gov. Andy Beshear)