FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced during his Tuesday press conference that there are 245 new cases of COVID-19 in the state of Kentucky. Gov. Beshear didn't announce a total, but according to Monday's numbers, that would bring Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 11,721.
Of the estimated 11,721 Kentuckians to test positive for COVID-19, 3,365 have made a full recovery.
Gov. Beshear also announced five new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 477.
Business capacity can increase to 50% a month after reopening
Gov. Beshear also announced that businesses such as retail, restaurants, etc. that recently opened back up at 33% capacity can operate at 50% capacity a month from when the business reopened. May 22 was the first day that restaurants in Kentucky were able to open back up at 33% capacity.
"That means we have gotten the practices in, they are becoming a part of what we are doing and that will be the next phase we will be able to move towards," Beshear said. "We will have those dates for you here in the future, but they are a month from the original date."