FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced that there are 19,653 COVID-19 cases and 629 coronavirus-related deaths in the state of Kentucky.
Monday's results include 272 new cases and four new deaths.
"We are at war with the coronavirus," said Gov. Beshear. "It is Americans vs COVID-19 and we better view it that way."
Gov. Beshear elaborated that he does not want to start rolling back reopenings because people won't wear a mask out in public.
"We do not want to do that here in the commonwealth," said Gov. Beshear. "So what do we have to do? What are the actions that we have to take to protect our economy? It's pretty simple. Wear a facial covering."
He has also been concerned with the surge of COVID-19 cases in Bell, Shelby, Carroll, and Graves Counties. He said he would consider rolling back reopenings if the county judges are for it.
Gov. Beshear also said some tests came in later on Monday and that he expects the number of positive cases to be much larger on Tuesday.