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Beshear reports 463 COVID cases, two deaths, hoping it’s a plateau; urges caution, mask-wearing

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 463 new COVID cases and two deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 31,185 cases and 742 deaths. Eleven of the new cases were children age 5 and under. There were 80 new cases in Fayette County, second to Jefferson County’s 91 new cases. “We’ve made it to August, and while I know we all hoped months ago when this pandemic first arrived in Kentucky that we’d...

Governor Beshear reports 572 new COVID cases, 5 deaths; LFCHD provides July numbers; wear masks

Gov. Beshear reported 572 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths as of Saturday afternoon, bringing the states totals to 30,723 cases and 740 deaths. Eleven of the new cases were children age 3 and younger. “Our positivity rate is again lower today than it was yesterday. Facial coverings work. They are our best chance of saving lives and protecting the health of our people, ensuring our economy...

Beshear reports 619 new COVID cases, 5 deaths; considering more commutations of prisoners

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 619 new COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday afternoon and five deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 28,727 cases and 724 deaths. Fayette County had 64 cases and Scott County had 18 cases. “The Commonwealth is at war with the coronavirus. It’s going to take how long it takes. But we know if we don’t put our best effort forward, it will take the lives of our people,...

Allegro Dance Project to present family-friendly outdoor ’20/20 Vision’ at Moondance Amphitheatre

Allegro Dance Project will present an hour-long family-friendly outdoor performance, 20/20 Vision, at the open-aired Moondance Amphitheatre featuring contemporary dance, live original music and circus arts. This event will also include a silent auction to help raise support for Allegro Dance Project’s Inclusive Dance Outreach Program, providing free dance outreach for hundreds of children with...

Take it from Dr. Jeff Foxx, this is no time to take your guard down on COVID-19; he speaks from experience

Jeff Foxx, MD, will be the first to tell you that COVID-19 almost killed him. After battling the disease for a month at Baptist Health Lexington, at times in a coma and on a ventilator, he is a survivor. Now he wants to share his story to encourage the community to continue taking safety precautions that can stem the spread of the virus. Dr. Jeff Foxx with his dog Daisy enjoy the outdoors at Jacobson...

Beshear reports 532 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths, says ‘We are at war with virus’; follow guidelines

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 532 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths on Tuesday. Twenty-one of the new cases were children aged 5 and younger, including a 7-month-old girl from Madison County and a 7-month-old boy from Graves County. The new cases include 24 in Kenton, 12 in Boone, and 5 in Campbell counties. “We are at war with this virus. It has come to take the lives of our people, it has tried to...

Governor reports 316 new COVID cases, 4 deaths; expect new rules to curb virus on Monday

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 316 new COVID cases and 4 new deaths as of Sunday afternoon. Eight of the new cases were children 5 and under. This brings the state’s totals to 27,079 cases and 700 deaths. “I want you to know that the White House and Kentucky state government are in complete agreement that the escalation of cases is going to require us to take some new steps,” said Gov. Beshear....

Beshear reports 797 new COVID-19 cases on Friday; new steps coming if numbers don’t decrease

Gov. Andy Beshear reported the second-highest daily total (797) of new cases of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Kentucky on Friday. That number includes 19 new cases from children under 5. “Today we are reporting what I believe is the second-highest number of new cases we have had since our first case on March 6, with 797 new cases of COVID-19. That brings our total number of cases to 29,931....

Beshear says Kentucky no longer in plateau on COVID-19 — 452 new cases, 2 deaths; take it seriously

Gov. Andy Beshear sounded the alarm — 453 new COVID cases and two deaths. Kentucky is no longer in a plateau. “We have another day of really high numbers of COVID-19 cases,” said Beshear. “This is another day where it shows that we are no longer in a plateau but cases are increasing. We must act now.” As of Saturday afternoon, Beshear said there were at least 19,121 coronavirus cases in Kentucky...

Beshear reports 316 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death, cites poor air quality; KHN provides roundup

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday updated Kentuckians on the Commonwealth’s ongoing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). As of Saturday afternoon, Beshear said there were at least 15,167 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 316 of which were newly reported, and one death, a 78-year-old woman from Fayette County. The death brings the state’s total to 554 lost lives. “This virus is...

Gov. Andy Beshear reports 135 new COVID cases, 10 deaths; talks more reopenings and food for kids

Gov. Andy Beshear reported in his daily briefing 135 new cases and 10 deaths, raising the state’s totals to 8,236 cases and 386 deaths. At least 3,008 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus. Healthy at Work The Governor also announced auctions could be held starting June 1. Horse shows can be held again starting on June 8. Bars, gatherings with 50 people or fewer and venues that hold 50 people...