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Beshear reports 456 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths; wear marks, social distance, wash hands

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday reported 456 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths in limited reporting, bringing the state’s totals to 66,491 cases and 1,157 deaths. Sixty of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 10 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was just 2 months old. Fayette County reported 61 cases. “We know we must do better if we want to continue on...

Beshear reports 930 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths — ‘We have to fight back,’ he says

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday reported 930 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 65,066 cases and 1,149 deaths. One hundred thirty-one of the newly reported cases were from children age 18 and younger, 23 of which were children age 5 and under. The youngest was only 2 months old. Fayette County had 85 cases. “Today’s COVID report is far too many cases and unfortunately...

Beshear reports 745 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, 13 deaths; decries violence in Louisville

Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday reported 745 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths, raising the state’s totals to 64,158 cases and 1,137 deaths. Of the new cases, 107 were children 18 and under, including 20 ages 5 and under. The youngest is just 4 days old. Fayette County reported 71 cases. “Let’s be thinking about what we can do for others at all times during this virus. This is a time that takes...

Beshear reports 796 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths; addresses report on shooting of Breonna Taylor

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday reported 796 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 63,517 cases and 1,134 deaths. One hundred and eleven of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, 24 of whom were ages 5 and under. The youngest were two 2-month-old babies. Fayette County reported 38 cases. Gov. Andy Beshear The deaths reported Wednesday include...

Beshear reports 824 new COVID cases, 7 deaths; positivity rate up to 4.5 percent; register to vote

Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday reported 824 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 62,731 cases and 1,190 deaths. Of the new cases, 134 are children ages 18 and under. The youngest is six days old. In addition, the positivity rate is back up to 4.52 percent. Fayette County reported 110 new cases. “The tough news is tough news for us as a country: We’ve now lost...

Beshear reports 406 COVID-19 cases, one death; says get flu shot, fill out census, vote, more

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday reported 406 new COVID-19 cases and one death, bringing the state’s totals to 61,917 cases and 1,112 deaths. Among the new cases were 67 children 18 and under, of which nine were ages 5 and under. The youngest was 5 months old. The death reported Monday was a 77-year-old woman from Scott County. “Last week, we had our second-highest number of cases by week,” the...

Beshear reports 1,002 new COVID cases, 7 deaths — ‘what happens when we let our guard down’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday reported 1,002 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 61,106 cases and 1,100 deaths. The new cases included 145 children 18 and under, of which 29 were age five and under. The youngest is 5 months old. Fayette County reported 140 new cases. “Today’s report shows that when we let our guard down, this virus truly spreads. This is...

Beshear reports 628 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths; voting information, Team Kentucky, and more

Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday reported 628 new COVID cases and 11 deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 59,370 cases and 1,093 deaths. Of the new cases 67 were children ages 18 and under, of which 14 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was just 2 months old. Fayette County reported 52 cases. The deaths reported Thursday include a 70-year-old woman and a 78-year-old man from Daviess County; three...

Beshear reports 776 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths; says continue to wear masks to stay safe

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday reported 776 new COVID cases and eight deaths, bringing the state’s total cases to 58,764 cases and 1,082 deaths. Ninety-one of the cases were children 18 and under, of which 12 were ages 5 and under. Fayette County reported 28 cases. “In general, what we are seeing is we still have higher case numbers than we would like to see, but we don’t at the moment see...

Beshear gives wide-ranging report about grants, the opioid fight, more; reports 745 COVID cases, 9 deaths

Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday reported 745 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 58,000 cases and 1,074 deaths. Ninety-five of the new cases were children 18 and under, of which 15 were children 5 and under. The youngest was only 27 days old. Fayette County reported 57 cases. “While those are more cases than we would like to see based on significant tests and testing...

Beshear reports 342 cases, 5 deaths; says wear masks and vote; Stack updates on schools

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday reported 342 cases and five deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 57,282 cases and 1,065 deaths. Fifty-three of the new cases were children 19 and under, of which 12 were age 5 and under. The youngest was a 1-month-old from Russell County. Fayette County reported 40 cases. The deaths reported Monday include a 71-year-old woman from Christian County; two men, ages...

Beshear reports 536 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths with reporting low; wear masks, follow guidelines

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday reported 536 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 56,945 cases and 1,060 deaths. Eighty-seven were children 18 and under, of which 24 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was a 1-month-old from Barren County. Fayette County reported 63 cases. “We’ve seen some troubling increases in the number of positive coronavirus cases across our...

Beshear reports 720 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths; Stark warns of ‘twindemic’ — get flu shot

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday reported 721 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 56,415 cases and 1,057 deaths. Eighty-one of the new cases were children 18 and under, of which 15 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was a 6-month old from Warren County. Fayette County reported 50 cases. “Make sure you’re protecting your family, yourself and one another,” said...

Beshear reports 948 COVID-19 cases, third-highest in single day, nine deaths; help on unemployment

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday reported 948 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 55,794 cases and 1,044 deaths. One hundred fifty-one of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 24 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was a 1-month-old from Jefferson County. Fayette County reported 82 cases. “We’ve got to come together and never make...

Beshear reports 805 new COVID cases, 22 deaths: ‘We are all connected,’ ‘must look out for each other’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday reported 805 new COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 54,772 cases and 1,035 deaths. The new cases include 122 children ages 18 and under with 19 of those age 5 and under. The youngest is a three-month-old from Fayette County. The deaths reported Thursday include an 84-year-old man from Barren County; an 86-year-old man from Bullitt County;...

Governor marks solemn milestone, loss of more than 1,000 to COVID; orders flags at half-staff for a week

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday marked a solemn milestone, the loss of more than 1,000 Kentuckians in the global pandemic. He reported 667 new COVID cases and 16 new deaths, bringing state totals to 53,977 cases and 1,013 deaths. Of the new cases, 88 were children ages 18 and younger of which 16 were 5 and under. The youngest was only two months old. There were 43 cases reported in Fayette County. Gov....

Governor reports 273 new COVID cases, one death, stresses underreporting; Mask Up, Kentucky!

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear said there were at least 53,319 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 273 of which were newly reported. Forty-seven of the new cases were from children ages 18 and younger. Fayette County reported 59 cases. “Because of labs being closed for the holiday, we should anticipate having large numbers for cases and deaths during the next few days,” the Governor said. Mask...

Gov. Beshear reports 790 cases, six deaths as state battles ‘inequities, injustice, global health pandemic’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday reported 790 new COVID cases and six deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 52,464 cases and 993 deaths. Ninety-eight of the new cases were cahildren 18 and under, which includes 12 age 5 and under. The youngest is just three months old. There were 73 cases in Fayette County. “This Derby day is very different for many reasons,” said Beshear. “Kentuckians are...

Deadliest week on record as Beshear reports on COVID, freezes evictions, mandates face coverings

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today It was another big day in new cases of the coronavirus, including 11 deaths, making this week the deadliest since the pandemic started in early March. Since Sunday, 66 people have died from the virus. 
Gov. Andy Beshear reported 809 new cases – the fourth consecutive day where new cases exceeded 800 – were reported to state health officials. Ninety-eight of them...

Kentucky’s COVID cases top 50,000 — adding 906 new cases, 10 deaths; Beshear says ‘take it seriously’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday reported that Kentucky’s coronavirus cases have surpassed 50,000 with 906 cases bringing the total to 50,885. Children under 18 accounted for 124 cases. The youngest was a two-month-old baby from Henderson County. There were 68 cases reported in Fayette County. “COVID is a once-in-100-year pandemic and we’ve got to take it seriously. We’re seeing a rough week...