FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — In a press release, Gov. Andy Beshear reported 402 new cases of COVID-19, which is the second highest daily increases since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Back in May, there was an increase of 625 cases.
The 402 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 17,919.
“The rising case numbers are cause for concern, so tomorrow we’re going to announce some new requirements that are going to be mandatory,” said Gov. Beshear. “Given what we are seeing across the country with exploding numbers in certain places, my commitment is to make sure that doesn’t happen here, but I can’t do it alone.”
Six new coronavirus-related deaths were also reported, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 608.
The deaths reported Wednesday include a 72-year-old man from Casey County, a 67-year-old man from Fulton County, two women, ages 73 and 77, and a 61-year-old man from Jefferson County, and a 74-year-old woman from Perry County.
“That is far too many Kentuckians to lose, and we’ve got to do everything we can to minimize our loss moving forward,” said Gov. Beshear.
As of Wednesday, there have been at least 451,451 coronavirus tests performed in Kentucky. At least 4,912 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.
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