Kentucky reports highest-ever number of COVID-19 cases

Kentucky reports highest-ever number of COVID-19 cases
Kentucky reported the highest-ever number of new COVID-19 cases Saturday. (Source: The Associated Press)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX19) - Gov. Andy Beshear said that Kentucky reached its highest-ever daily total and the highest-ever weekly total of new COVID-19 cases.

1,275 new cases were reported in the commonwealth as of Saturday.

“This is our highest number of cases ever. This is the highest number of cases per week ever and we have one more day that will add to the count, and it shows that we have to do better," Beshear said.

This brings the total number of cases to 72,001, according to the governor.

Of the newly reported cases, 166 were children age 18 and younger, with 27 age five and younger.

“I need your help. We are seeing the coronavirus surging around the country. We are in another escalation here in Kentucky,” the governor said.

The youngest positive case was of a two-year-old, according to Saturday’s report.

Beshear also reported eight new COVID-19 related deaths in Kentucky.

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