FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Governor Andy Beshear announced that there are 3,905 COVID-19 cases and 205 coronavirus-related deaths in the state of Kentucky.
Saturday's numbers include 171 new cases and 5 new deaths.
Governor Beshear also stressed that there will be a focus on the people who filed for unemployment in March who haven't received their payments.
"If you applied in March, you ought to hear from somebody this next week," said Beshear.
"We ought to get your claim resolved. You've waited far too long if you applied in March and it is not right. This is my administration, it's on me, and it's not right," Beshear added.
With healthcare slowly reopening beginning on Monday, Governor Beshear announced that dentist offices will not be ready to open just yet.
"There isn't agreed upon guidance that has to get through given how it can spread through those offices," said Beshear. "That is a part of healthcare that we want to get open and to get open very soon but we have to make sure we are doing it right, given how those oral secretions happen in a dentist office."
South Warren High School in Bowling Green will have drive-thru testing through Friday, May 1st since all of their appointments have been filled for the week.
The locations in Lexington and Louisville are also fully booked next week, but testing at those sites will occur the following week as well.