Kentucky up to 3,481 COVID-19 cases, 191 total deaths

Governor Beshear announces 161 new cases and 6 new deaths on Thursday
Posted at 5:44 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 20:29:48-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Governor Andy Beshear announced at his Thursday press conference that there are 161 new COVID-19 cases and 6 new coronavirus-related deaths.

There are now 3,481 COVID-19 cases and 191 total corona-virus related deaths in the state of Kentucky.

Of the 3,481 cases, 1,335 people have recovered.

Dr. Steven Stack also elaborated on Phase I of reopening healthcare services.

On Monday, April 27th, resume non-urgent/emergent healthcare services, diagnostic and radiology and lab services in:

-healthcare clinics & medical offices
-physical therapy settings & chiropractic offices
-dental offices (but with enhanced aerosol protections)

"Your business cannot look the same when you are able to gradually restart it than it did before," said Governor Beshear.

"To do this safely, you've seen all of these procedures that we've put into place, make sure you are going above and beyond." added Beshear. "If you are a practitioner in any of these areas, you are fully committed to following the guidelines that wil be put out ... Just a couple of folks not doing it right, cannot only ruin it for everybody else, but will spread the virus, so don't be that person. We can't be the folks who ruin it for the entire profession and set our timetable back."

Governor Beshear reiterated the new drive-thru testing locations, including the two in Lexington.

Starting Friday, April 24th, there will be drive-thru testing available at Walgreens at 2296 Executive Drive available 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. This site is reserved for first responders and healthcare workers with or without symptoms.

Starting Monday, April 27th, drive-thru testing will be available through Kroger at Bluegrass Community and Technical College at 500 Newtown Pike. That testing site will be available Monday thru Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm. This site will be available to anyone who wants to be tested.

Louisville will also begin drive-thru testing on Monday, April 27th from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

Louisville and Lexington will both have these drive-thru testing locations available for two weeks.

Owensboro and Bowling Green will be two additional sites that will have drive-thru testing beginning Tuesday, April 28th.

If you would like to schedule a testing appointment, visit