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Gov. Beshear reports 467 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths – WKYT

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear provided an update Sunday afternoon on COVID-19 in the state.

Gov. Beshear reported 467 new cases on Sunday, bringing the state’s total up to 43,529 . Seventy-nine of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 15 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was 3 days old.

“We are seeing a steady number of coronavirus cases among the young in Kentucky, and make no mistake: Youth is not a guarantee of a good outcome against this virus,” the Governor said.

The deaths reported Sunday included a 63-year-old man from Johnson County; a 63-year-old man from Shelby County; two men from Lewis County, ages 73 and 78; a 72-year-old man from Knox County; a 77-year-old woman from Oldham County; and an 88-year-old woman from Scott County. Green County lost two residents, a 90-year-old woman and a 91-year-old man.

Due to limited reporting on Sundays, some data is unavailable until Monday.

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