Nearly 20% of new Covid-19 cases in Kentucky are from children ages 18 and younger, according to a news release issued by Gov. Andy Beshear’s office.
According to the governor's office, 291 new coronavirus cases were reported Monday, 52 of which were under the age of 18. The youngest is just one month old, according to the governor.
No new deaths were reported.
Beshear attributed the dip in numbers to the holiday weekend.
“I’ll take any day we’re not announcing new deaths, but we know this is only due to less reporting because of the long holiday weekend,” the governor said. “We’ve lost nearly 1,000 of our fellow Kentuckians to this deadly virus.”
He urged Kentuckians to keep gatherings to 10 people or fewer, wear a mask and to continue to practice social distancing.