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Beshear reports from quarantine: 776 cases, 14 deaths, testing negative, masks, schools, red areas

Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday reported 776 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 81,691 cases and 1,219 deaths. One hundred and eleven of the newly reported cases were from children up to age 18, of which 22 were age 5 and under. The youngest was just 1 month old. Fayette County reported 30 cases. “We’re going to watch this trend through this week because we’ve...

Governor reports ‘significant escalation’ with 1,054 new cases, four deaths; unemployment update

Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday reported 1,054 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 74,194 cases and 1,218 deaths. One hundred and forty-four of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 21 were children ages 5 and under. The youngest was only 3 months old. Fayette County reported 185 cases. “We are experiencing an escalation, our third...

Beshear reports 1,004 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, four deaths; ‘We have to be more vigilant’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday reported 1,004 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 68,840 cases and 1,174 deaths. One hundred and fifty-four of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 28 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was only 4 months old. “Today’s report is a little tough. It’s the first time since March 6 that we’ve...

Beshear reports 456 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths; we are ‘seeing the start of a new escalation’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday reported 456 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 66,939 cases and 1,162 deaths. Eighty-three of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 20 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was only 6 months old. Gov. Andy Beshear “Last week we had almost 5,000 cases in Kentucky – the most we have ever had. Now...

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 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...