Kentucky reports another 49 deaths from coronavirus

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has reported another 49 deaths from COVID-19, a day after the state’s governor urged residents to get a booster shot in efforts to defeat the coronavirus.

Gov. Andy Beshear said on his Twitter account Friday that among the reported deaths was a 31-year-old person.

The state reported 767 new confirmed cases of the virus and another 846 probable new cases, for a total of 1,623. Beshear also said that the testing positivity rate has decreased to 5.08%.

At a Thursday news conference, Beshear said getting a COVID-19 booster will play a crucial role in ultimately defeating the coronavirus.

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