Kentucky up to 480 cases of COVID-19; Beshear issues new executive order

Posted at 5:13 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 20:54:24-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced during his Monday press conference that Kentucky is now up to 480 cases of COVID-19.

Along with the new cases, two new deaths were reported, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 11. The two new victims were an 88-year-old woman in Kenton county and a 98-year-old in Simpson County. Both victims had underlying health conditions.

Beshear also issued a new executive order that instructs Kentuckians not to travel to other states except for work, essential supplies, healthcare or a court order.

"Right now, we have more cases in other states. That doesn't mean they are doing a good or bad job," Beshear explained. "What it means is your likelihood of getting infected and potentially bringing back the coronavirus may be greater in other states than ours right now."

The order also requires that if you travel to another state for any reason other than those four exceptions, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

The day-by-day numbers of cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky dating back to March 20 are listed below.

March 20 - 63 confirmed cases
March 21 - 87 confirmed cases
March 22 - 103 confirmed cases
March 23 - 124 confirmed cases
March 24 - 163 confirmed cases
March 25 - 198 confirmed cases
March 26 - 248 confirmed cases
March 27- 302 confirmed cases
March 28 - 394 confirmed cases
March 29 - 439 confirmed cases
March 30 - 480 confirmed cases