FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Tuesday that there are 177 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky and that the state's total is currently at 2,210. Beshear also announced that there are 11 new coronavirus-related deaths in Kentucky, bringing the state's coronavirus-related death total to 115.
Of the 2,210 individuals in Kentucky to test positive for COVID-19, 653 have fully recovered.
Beshear also announced that the Team Kentucky Fund recently received $1 million dollars from the Kentucky Colonels charitable fund, making it the largest contribution to the Team Kentucky Fund during the pandemic.
"Just think about how many people that is going to help," Beshear said of the donation. "This is pretty special. Thank you to the Kentucky Colonels and all of their work. They are a huge part of Team Kentucky, and now they are the largest donor to the Team Kentucky Fund. That means many of you out there are going to get extra help because of them."
According to Kentucky's Deputy Secretary of the Education & Workforce Development Cabinet Josh Benton, there have been 521,592 unemployment claims since March 16.
"We are still averaging around 14,000 and 16,000 claims a day," Benton noted. "The payments have been almost $150 million in total payment of claims to over 450,000 people."
The demographics of the latest 11 individuals to suffer coronavirus-related deaths in Kentucky are listed below.
61-year-old male in Laurel County
87-year-old female in Jackson County
68-year-old male in Kenton County
87-year-old female in Kenton County
84-year-old male in Jefferson County
74-year-old male in Jefferson County
89-year-old female in Jefferson County
88-year-old female in Campbell County
89-year-old female in Campbell County
50-year-old female in Adair County
76-year-old female in Lincoln County