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As Kentucky prepares for businesses to reopen, analysis shows state’s shutdown saved lives

By Melissa Patrick and Al Cross Kentucky Health News Gov. Andy Beshear has announced details of the first broad phase of his plan to re-open Kentucky’s economy in May, while saying child care, restaurants, and businesses that require increased human contact are not yet on the list of what will be allowed to open. “I hope everybody also sees that these are cautious steps that are going...

Gov. Beshear reports 134 new coronavirus cases, six more deaths; urges show of care and compassion

Gov. Andy Beshear reported there were at least 1,452 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 134 of which were newly confirmed as of Thursday afternoon. The new total includes some revision after the discovery of duplicate reports. There were six new deaths, raising the total to 79. The Governor said 426 total COVID-19 patients have needed hospitalization, with 228 currently in the hospital and 105 of those...

GRADD providing hot meals to keep seniors ‘Healthy at Home’ during COVID-19 crisis in Western Ky.

The Green River Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living has been authorized to provide hot meals to all seniors age 60 and over who need them during this COVID-19 crisis. The meals are being made available through Gov. Beshear’s “Healthy at Home” initiative, a testament to his commitment to protecting all Kentuckians, and especially those who are among our most vulnerable citizens. For seniors...

Gov. Beshear: 50 new cases; urges staying healthy at home; asks local officials to monitor people in public

Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday repeated his call for Kentuckians to stay Healthy at Home, said that the state is working quickly to prepare an initial drive-through testing center and announced 248 positive cases of covid-19 novel coronavirus. “This is a test of our humanity – about how much we care about each other. I am doing everything I can to make sure we pass the test and I know you are, too,”...

‘Ratchet it up,’ Beshear says of next two to three weeks of fight to curb spread of coronavirus

(Click for larger image) By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear says the next 2-3 weeks are going to be critical in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, and while the number of new cases dropped on Wednesday, there was also one new death. “Over the next two to three weeks, I need you to be Healthy at Home and I need you to ratchet it up multiple notches,” he said during his daily press conference....