FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — In a press release on Thursday, Gov. Beshear announced that there are 239 new cases of COVID-19 and that the state's coronavirus case total is now at 16,079.
“Our case numbers are staying relatively stable, but we can’t become complacent,” said Gov. Beshear. “Especially on a holiday weekend, where lots of families and friends may be getting together, we have to keep in mind the things that will protect us: washing hands, staying outside as much as possible, six feet away from people outside of your household, and wearing masks if you have to be inside or closer to each other.”
Gov. Beshear also reported nine new deaths Thursday, raising Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 581.
“These losses hurt. They hurt these nine families and they hurt each of us, because a loss to any Kentuckian is a loss to all Kentuckians,” said Gov. Beshear.
The deaths reported Thursday include 62- and 65-year-old men from Allen County, a 67-year-old man from Carroll County, an 81-year-old man from Gallatin County, an 84-year-old woman from Grayson County, an 81-year-old woman from Logan County, an 86-year-old woman and a 90-year-old man from Shelby County and a 90-year-old woman from Warren County.
Of the 16,079 Kentuckians to test positive for COVID-19, 4,726 have made a full recovery
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