Gov. Beshear reports 948 new COVID-19 cases, unemployment checks going out
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Governor Andy Beshear reports third highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases.
According to the Governor’s Office, 948 new cases were reported Friday. The total in Kentucky now at least 55,704 cases.
151 of the newly reported cases are children ages 18 and younger, 24 are five years old or younger.
“We’ve got to come together and never make one another the enemy,” Gov. Beshear said. “Lets step up and meet our challenge. We’re all called to be heroes in our time.”
Governor Beshear reported nine new deaths Friday. The total for Kentuckians lost now at 1,044.
The deaths reported Friday include a 67-year-old woman from Barren County; an 85-year-old man from Christian County; a 62-year-old man from Hopkins County; an 82-year-old woman from Lincoln County; a 76-year-old woman from Marion County; a 58-year-old man from Oldham County; a 76-year-old man from Pulaski County; and two women, ages 78 and 82, from Todd County.
As of Friday, there have been at least 960,430 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. The positivity rate currently stands at 4.70%.
At least 10,822 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.
The Office of Unemployment Insurance on Friday began processing the first week of FEMAs Lost Wages Program for the weeks of July 26 to Aug. 15.
Kentuckians who are eligible will begin receiving those funds in their accounts in the next two to three days.