Kentucky Reports an Increase of 801 Cases of COVID-19

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Chuck Lanham with the City of Owensboro paints boxes on the lawn in front of the Owensboro Convention Center to mark off physical distancing areas for the convention center s Live on the Lawn event, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Owensboro, Ky. (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky is reporting an increase of 801 cases of COVID-19, including 29 cases in children age 5 or younger.

In a news release, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said the state had a total of 34,578 cases of the illness caused by the new coronavirus and 772 deaths, including an incease of eight fatalities reported Saturday. Beshear says Saturday was a tough day the state’s fight against COVID-19.

Deaths reported Saturday include residents of Fulton, Kenton, Bell, Christian County, Pulaski County, Clinton and Muhlenberg counties.