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Gov. Beshear, first lady test negative for COVID-19 Tuesday after feeling ill earlier in the day

Kentucky Governors Inauguration
Posted at 3:17 PM, Aug 11, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear have tested negative for COVID-19 after feeling ill earlier in the day, according to a release issued by the governor's office.

According to the release, the governor is feeling better, but will hold Tuesday's COVID-19 briefing via video and not a news conference.

The next live update will be Wednesday.

Beshear postponed an event scheduled for Tuesday afternoon after he and the first lady "began not feeling well" earlier that morning.

"Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing today’s 1 p.m. news conference," the statement said.

The postponed event was a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. for the completion of three projects in Perry, Floyd, and Clay counties, funded with $14.05 million in Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Program grants.