Kentucky up to 12,829 cases of COVID-19, 512 deaths, 3,431 recoveries

Posted at 4:54 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 17:54:01-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — In a press release on Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that there are 203 new cases of COVID-19 and that Kentucky's COVID-19 case total is now at 12,829.

Gov. Beshear also announced seven new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 512.

The deaths reported Tuesday include a 72-year-old man from Allen County; a 43-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman from Boone County; a 77-year-old woman from Green County; an 80-year-old woman from Hardin County; and two women, ages 74 and 89, from Jefferson County.

Of the 12,829 Kentuckians to test positive for COVID-19, at least 3,431 have made a full recovery.

“Everybody needs to remember that COVID-19 is still out there, it spreads aggressively and it can be deadly. As part of Team Kentucky we all have to do our part and remember there are three things you can do to help stop the spread of COVID,” the Governor said. “No. 1: Socially distance, wash your hands and wear a mask; that’s critically important. No. 2: Make sure you regularly get tested for COVID-19. We need that all over the commonwealth. And No. 3: If you’re contacted by one of our contact tracers, make sure you talk to them. That’s how you protect yourself and everybody around you. If we can do those three things, we can continue to reopen Kentucky, to do it safely and to protect one another.”

For additional information, including up-to-date lists of positive cases and deaths, as well as breakdowns of coronavirus infections by county, race and ethnicity, click here.

Updated guidance on pools, larger gatherings

Gov. Beshear’s administration also released updated guidance covering public pools and gatherings of up to 50 people.