(LEX 18) — Every county in Kentucky now has logged at least one positive case of COVID-19.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced that there are 15,347 COVID-19 cases and 560 coronavirus-related deaths in the state of Kentucky.
"This confirms what we've been saying for weeks: This disease is everywhere and because of that we need all Kentuckians to practice social distancing and wear masks to keep each other safe," Gov. Beshear said. "While we might see fewer cases in some areas right now, we know cases can spike quickly if we’re not careful."
The latest numbers include 117 new cases and two new deaths. There have also been 3,939 recoveries. The deaths reported Monday include a 67-year-old woman and an 83-year-old man, both from Jefferson County.
"This is a reminder that no matter how much progress we've made, this remains a very challenging disease," Gov. Beshear said. "Practicing social distancing, limiting contacts and especially wearing a cloth mask can greatly reduce the spread of COVID-19."