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Beshear reports 117 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths; Robertson County reports first case

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 117 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths as of Monday afternoon.

“Kentucky has been leading with compassion for our fellow citizens throughout this global pandemic,” Beshear said. “We’ve made the changes and sacrifices to keep the most vulnerable among us safe from the coronavirus. Together, our efforts have saved thousands of lives in the commonwealth and now are allowing us to reopen our economy at a time when surging cases have caused other states to pull back.”

There are now at least 15,347 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, including one new case from Robertson County, which means all 120 of Kentucky’s counties now has logged at least one positive case of COVID-19.

“This confirms what we’ve been saying for weeks: This disease is everywhere and because of that we need all Kentuckians to practice social distancing and wear masks to keep each other safe,” the Governor said. “While we might see fewer cases in some areas right now, we know cases can spike quickly if we’re not careful.”

Beshear reported two new deaths were a 67-year-old woman and an 83-year-old man, both from Jefferson County, raising the total to 560 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

“This is a reminder that no matter how much progress we’ve made, this remains a very challenging disease,” Beshear said. “Practicing social distancing, limiting contacts and especially wearing a cloth mask can greatly reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

As of Monday, there have been at least 394,773 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. At least 3,939 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

From Governor’s Office

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