Kentucky reports 52 more coronavirus-related deaths

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has reported nearly 1,900 new COVID-19 cases and 52 more virus-related deaths. It comes as the statewide rate of residents testing positive for the coronavirus dropped below 7%. Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday that the latest deaths to be announced included a 35-year-old Kentuckian. The state’s death toll from the virus has reached at least 9,477. The governor has lamented that virus-related deaths remain far too high, even as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care units have dropped. The state says the 1,899 new virus cases announced Wednesday included 499 among people ages 18 and younger.