Beshear holds COVID-19 conference; 7,590 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19

Beshear holds COVID-19 conference; 7,590 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19
Gov. Andy Beshear (Source: WKYT)

KENTUCKY. (KFVS) - Gov. Beshear held a COVID-19 briefing on July 30 at 3:00 p.m.

Gov. Andy Beshear - Media Briefing 07.30.2020

Posted by Governor Andy Beshear on Thursday, July 30, 2020

As of 4 p.m. July 30, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 29,386 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 659 of which were newly reported Thursday.

“Our cases are a little up from yesterday, but our positivity rate is down because we’ve had more tests,” said Gov. Beshear. “Once we get the virus under control, we have to keep it under control. We can’t stop. We can’t let up. Until we have that vaccine, we’ve got to do what it takes.”

Gov. Beshear reported seven new deaths Thursday, raising the total to 731 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

“More and more people in their sixties,” said Gov. Beshear. “We know we are in this battle – and that now is a critical time to fight.”

As of Thursday, there have been at least 621,206 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky.

The positivity rate currently stands at 5.66%.

At least 7,590 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

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