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Three more COVID-19 deaths in KY, including one in Boyd County

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FRANKFORT, KY (WOWK) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has announced three additional deaths related to COVID-19 in the Bluegrass State, including one death from Boyd County.

On Sunday, Sept. 20, Beshear says state health officials have confirmed the deaths of a 66-year-old man from Fayette County, a 92-year-old woman from Fayette County and a 91-year-old man from Boyd County. There are now 1,111 deaths in the Bluegrass State.

The governor has also said there are 439 new positive COVID-19 cases. The state’s newest total is 61,542 cases. Of the newest cases, 68 were from children ages 18 and younger, with 12 were ages 5 and under. The youngest reported case is of a two-month-old baby.

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