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Of the 721 new COVID-19 cases, 13 were fatal on Saturday, the government said in a statement

Lexington, Guy. (WKYT) – Governor Andy Bessier announced Saturday the 721 new Govt-19 cases in Kentucky. The state total now stands at 56,415 cases. The positive ratio was 4.14%.

“Our positive rate has been declining since yesterday, but we must continue to push that number down,” the government spokesman said.

Of the newly reported cases, 81 were children aged 18 and over, of which 15 cases were children of five or more. The youngest is a 6-month-old baby from Warren County.

The governor also announced 13 new deaths on Saturday. This brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Kentucky to 1,057.

“You have to constantly wear a mask, stay socially distant, and do what you can to beat COVID-19,” Cove Peshier said. “This thing is bad, it’s real, so let’s treat it like this.”

The deaths recorded on Saturday include an 89-year-old man from Barron County; An 83-year-old woman from Bell County; Two women, aged 80 and 83, and two men, aged 81, from Jefferson County; A 78-year-old woman from Logan County; A 59-year-old woman from Muhlenberg County; A 76-year-old woman from Simpson County; And three women aged 62, 81 and 93 and a 72-year-old man from Warren County.

As of Saturday, at least 990,957 trials had been administered. The number of Kentucky survivors is at least 10,872.

Following the recent increase in new daily cases and the daily registration of deaths, Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stock noted the news regarding the wait for the Govt-19 vaccine.

“While we wait for a vaccine, there is something we can do. We can get existing vaccines: the flu vaccine. It’s more important than ever to protect ourselves against the flu. Security measures can be drowned out by what some say is an accidental ‘double’. ”

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