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Gov. reports another record day with 3,825 new virus cases as restrictions on restaurants, bars take effect

Gov. Andy Beshear once again reported the state’s highest ever number of new daily virus cases on Friday. He reported 3,825 new cases and 20 deaths. Fayette County had 297 cases. “This is exponential growth. It is shattering records over and over until we stop it. That’s why we are taking action – we have to,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’ve got more than 10,000 students quarantined right now...

With 1,986 new cases, 9 deaths reported Saturday, Gov. says Kentuckians must take action against virus

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday reported the second-highest number of new daily COVID-19 cases (1,986) since the pandemic began. The case numbers are also the highest ever reported on a Saturday. “We need your help,” said Beshear. “Make sure you are following the red zone recommendations so the entire community can come together to better protect those around you.” Case Information As of 4 p.m....

Beshear reports 1,786 cases, 18 deaths; positivity rate is 5.9 percent — everyone must fight the virus

Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday that community, long-term care and school leaders and administrators, as well as Kentucky families in red zone counties, should prepare a weekly COVID-19 reduction plan based on each Thursday’s incidence rate map. Thursday’s red zone map, published on kycovid19.ky.gov, provides communities and families time to plan and accommodate the new red zone reduction recommendations...

Governor reports 785 new COVID cases and 6 deaths; Dr. Stack says get your flu shot — wear your masks

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 785 new COVID cases and six deaths as of Thursday afternoon, bringing the state’s totals to 37,686 cases and 796 deaths. Twenty-five of the new cases were from children ages 5 and under. Fayette County had 61 new cases. “Wearing a facial covering is absolutely critical to what we want to be able to do in the Commonwealth moving forward,” said Gov. Beshear. “Protect...

Beshear reports 426 new COVID-19 cases, eight deaths; urges wearing masks to stop the spread

Gov. Andy Beshear re-emphasized the importance of wearing face coverings in many situations to protect Kentucky lives and the economy and to preserve the Commonwealth’s hard-won but fragile progress in the fight against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). “The more people who wear masks, the more leaders who model wearing masks in any region of the state, the more people there are going to be...

Beshear reports 282 new virus cases, five deaths; help for state’s unemployed on the way

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Kentucky reported 282 new cases of COVID-19 and five more people who died with the virus on Tuesday. A statewide total is now at 15,624 and the statewide death toll sits at 565. “While we are not seeing the type of very concerning spike in so many other states, it’s something we’ve got to watch very carefully,” said Gov. Andy Beshear at his daily briefing. Gov....

Kentucky records only 90 new coronavirus cases Monday, with no new deaths reported

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A low number of new cases of the coronavirus was reported on Monday and, for the first time in a number of days, no new deaths. During a press briefing held in the House Chamber of the Old State Capitol in Frankfort, Gov. Andy Beshear said there were 90 cases reported to state health officials on Monday. “This is one of the lowest Mondays we’ve had in a while. We’re...

Beshear reports seven additional coronavirus deaths, 203 new cases during Tuesday briefing

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A total of 203 new cases of the coronavirus and seven virus-related deaths were reported by Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday. The total number of cases has risen to at least 12,829 since the first case in Kentucky was reported in early March. The deaths are at 512. Boone and Jefferson County each had two of the latest deaths, with one each reported from Allen Green and Hardin...

Beshear reports 191 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, seven addtional deaths

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A total of 191 new cases of the coronavirus were announced Wednesday during Gov. Andy Beshear’s daily briefing. That brings the total to 11,883 overall. Robertson County remains the only one of Kentucky’s 120 counties without a positive case. Gov. Andy Beshear at Wednesday’s daily briefing in Frankfort, where he reported 191 new cases of coronavirus. (Kentucky...

39 cases of COVID-19 added to state total (including one from a ‘coronavirus party’), says Gov. Beshear

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky had 39 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, the largest single-day number by far, bringing the state’s total to at least 163, Gov. Andy Beshear said. 
During a Capitol press conference, the governor expressed his disappointment that some people are not following the guidance and orders restricting the gathering of people and called out an action that led...