FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Governor Andy Beshear announced that there's 6,288 COVID-19 cases and 298 coronavirus-related deaths in the state of Kentucky on Friday.
Friday's results include 176 new cases and four new deaths. Of the 6,288 total cases, there have been 2,266 recoveries.
One of Friday's positive cases includes a one-year-old from Kenton Co.
Governor Beshear said that 11,191 unemployment claims of Thursday's remaining 23,000 have been resolved.
Secretary of Kentucky Public Health Services, Eric Friedlander, says the state plans to test every long-term care facility in the commonwealth. That includes 286 skilled nursing facilities.
According to State numbers, 59% of COVID-19 related deaths have been in long-term care facilities. 176 out of 298— Kevin Christopher (@KChristopher18) May 8, 2020
The tests are free of charge to the facility, the residents and the staff members.
Friedlander also said the federal government has stepped in to help deliver a 14-day supply of PPE to nursing homes.
There were also a couple of updates to Phase I of Healthy at Home.
-Horse Racing (No Fans)
-Manufacturing and Distribution
-Pet grooming / boarding
-Vehicle or Vessel Dealerships
-Government offices / agencies
-Places of Worship
Restaurants at 33% capacity + Outdoor seating