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New COVID-19 cases include more than 100 Kentucky children


FRANKFORT, KY (WOWK) – Kentucky state health officials say more than 100 children 18-years-old or younger are among today’s newly reported cases of COVID-19.

As of 4 p.m., Aug. 28. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s office reports 792 new cases of the virus, bringing the state to a total of 46,757 cases. The governor’s office says 114 of the newly reported cases are from children 18-years-old and younger, and 27 of those are five-years-old or younger. The youngest patient reported today is a one-month-old from Green County.

The governor’s office also reported eight additional deaths, bringing the state to a total of 918 deaths related to the virus.

The state has conducted at least 860,738 COVID-19 tests with a positivity rate currently at 4.50%. The governor’s office says at least 10,266 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

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