Clark records eighth COVID-related death, adds more than 30 new cases this week

Clark County has reported another death related to the coronavirus.

The death of a 49-year-old man was reported Wednesday by the Clark County Health Department, and is the eighth death reported locally. It’s been more than a month since the last death was reported July 12.

Additionally, the department reported 11 new cases of the virus Wednesday and 10 more Thursday.

As of Thursday evening, the department had reported 31 new cases this week, including eight cases Monday and two cases Tuesday.

Also as of Thursday, the department was working 62 active cases of the total 334 reported in Clark County.

On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear reported 726 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 41,626.

He also reported 14 new deaths. There have been 856 deaths attributed to the virus in Kentucky.

Of those who have tested positive, about 10.5 percent have been hospitalized and 3.25 percent have been hospitalized in the intensive care unit.

Nearly a fourth of those who have tested positive (22.8 percent) have recovered, according to the Kentucky Public Health daily COVID-19 summary issued Wednesday.

At least 785,138 people have been tested for the virus, with a 5.41 positivity rate.

The majority of cases in the state have involved the 20 to 29 age range, but the majority of deaths have involved the 80 and older range.

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