A seventh Simpson County resident has died from COVID-19.

The death was reported by the Barren River District Health Department on Monday, Aug. 3.

The announcement was reported on Wednesday, July 29 that a sixth Simpson County resident had died from COVID-19.

Information about the individuals was not released.

It was the third and fourth Simpson County COVID-19 deaths reported since Friday, July 17.

According to a release from the governor’s office, as of 1 p.m. Aug. 2, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 31,185 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 463 of which were newly reported Sunday. Eleven of the newly reported cases were from children age 5 and younger.

We appear to be seeing what we all hope is a plateau in the alarming growth of coronavirus cases in the commonwealth, the Governor said. It shows that wearing a mask, social distancing and not traveling to virus hot spots is working. We need to see this trend continue to avoid having to make more hard choices and sacrifices.

Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported two new deaths Sunday, raising the total to 742 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

The deaths reported Sunday include a 56-year-old man from Oldham County and a 70-year-old woman from Muhlenberg County.

This is a pivotal time for Kentuckians. Tomorrow, we begin a new week in a new month, a month in which we will implement Healthy At School guidelines as students and teachers return to classrooms, said Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner for the Department for Public Health.

Im cautiously optimistic we have blunted our steep COVID-19 escalation with the mask requirement, restriction of gatherings to 10 or fewer people, bar closings and restaurant capacity restrictions. This is a prolonged challenge, though, Dr. Stack said.

More Information

Read about other key updates, actions and information from Gov. Beshear and his administration at governor.ky.gov, kycovid19.ky.gov and the Governors official social media accounts Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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