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COVID-19 testing to soon be available to all Kyians; phased reopening of business to begin Monday

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Wednesday that an expanded testing program for the coronavirus will soon be available and that it will be available to anyone. Up until now, it was only available to health care workers, first responders, those 65 and older, people with chronic health conditions and those with symptoms. “We will now test anybody who wants a test,” the...

State records second-highest number of new cases in one day, additional drive-thru testing sites planned

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Saturday saw the second-highest number of new cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began, 206, along with seven more deaths. That brings the totals to 2,707 cases, with 144 Kentuckians losing their lives, according to Gov. Andy Beshear. During his daily press briefing, Gov. Andy Beshear stated, “We had a big number of cases today, but on the three-day average, it’s...

UK Healthcare to offer drive-thru coronavirus testing for frontline employees by appointment

UK HealthCare is offering drive-thru testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus for its frontline employees and patient care providers.  The drive-thru testing is at UK HealthCare Turfland and by appointment only for UKHC employees who are symptomatic but do not need inpatient care. Plans to expand testing to broader groups at UK HealthCare and the public will be considered once access to...