Kentucky up to 3,192 cases of COVID-19, 171 deaths

Posted at 5:14 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 23:49:08-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced during his Tuesday press conference that there are 177 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky and that the state's total is currently at 3,192. Of the 3,192 individuals to test positive in Kentucky, Beshear noted that 1,266 of those individuals have fully recovered.

Beshear also announced there are 17 new coronavirus-related deaths in Kentucky, bringing the state's coronavirus-related death total to 171.

Beshear spoke specifically about one of the individuals that passed away, 90-year-old John Doug Woods from Hopkins County. Woods was an Air Force Veteran that passed away just two days after his wife, Frieda, also died from COVID-19. The couple would've celebrated their 65th anniversary on Sunday.

Beshear also said that based on cases reported over the last three days, it does appear that the number of new cases has began to plateau. However, Beshear added that Kentucky is still not in that decline of cases that he is looking for.