SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (WZTV) — A 15-year-old boy from Kentucky has died from COVID-19, the governor said.
Gov. Andy Beshear said the child is among the 30 coronavirus deaths reported in the state on Wednesday. This comes as the state struggles to get the surge in cases under control as the highly-contagious Delta variant fuels infections.
"Today I am sad to share another tough report in our battle with COVID-19," Gov. Beshear wrote. "For Wednesday I am announcing 4,468 newly reported cases and 30 new deaths, including a 15-year-old boy."
The teen was from Shelbyville, located just east of Louisville.
Gov. Beshear says the state is also dealing with a record number of hospitalizations and ICU patients.
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