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Kentucky surpasses 10,000 COVID deaths

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Kentucky's governor says the state has surpassed 10,000 coronavirus-related deaths. Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday it's the latest grim milestone in the ongoing fight against the global pandemic. The governor says the state’s rising death toll from COVID-19 has reached at least 10,019. He calls it “nothing short of tragic.” The governor says COVID-19 ranked as the Bluegrass State’s third-leading cause of death last year and again so far this year. Beshear says a memorial service is scheduled for Sunday on the state Capitol grounds in Frankfort to remember those who died from the virus.

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