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Gov. Beshear reports 3,953 new COVID cases, 22 deaths and explains unemployment relief payment

Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than 3,053 new COVID cases and 22 deaths and shared more details on the state’s unemployment one-time relief payment program. Gov. Beshear “This is the fourth-highest Tuesday, it’s higher than the last couple weeks, so we’re trying to determine where these numbers are going,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are sure that this is a surge caused by gatherings through...

Beshear reports 2,342 COVID cases, 18 deaths, 8.29 positivity; follow red county recommendations

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 94 red zone counties and implored Kentuckians to follow red zone recommendations and school recommendations, as other states reach frightening milestones in the nationwide battle against COVID-19. Texas alone has surpassed 1 million cases; El Paso, Texas, is doubling its supply of mobile morgues; the Mayo Clinic Health System is reporting that 100 percent of its hospital...

Gov. Andy Beshear reports fewer new coronavirus cases, deaths during Saturday briefing

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear announced a dip in both new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday as well as deaths. He reported 171 new cases with five more Kentuckians losing their lives. Three of the deaths occurred in Jefferson County, while Adair and Graves Counties had one each. “I believe all five of these individuals were in senior living settings,” Beshear said. “We’ve...