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Kentucky State Representative Tests Positive for Coronavirus

September 8, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky state representative announced that she has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Courier-Journal reported that State Rep. Attica Scott, a Louisville Democrat, said in a video posted to social media that she took the test last week and got the results back on Sunday.

Scott’s announcement came on the same day Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear announced a record number of positive coronavirus cases for the second straight week in Kentucky.

Beshear said the 4,742 confirmed cases for the week ending Sunday topped the record 4,503 cases from the previous week.

Health officials say there were 313 new cases recorded on Sunday, pushing the state total to at least 52,774. The three new deaths reported, brought the state’s total to at least 996.

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