FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced during his Friday press conference that there are now 831 cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky. Beshear also announced six more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the state's coronavirus-related death total to 37.
The six deaths come just a day after 11 COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Thursday.
The demographics of the six new individuals in Kentucky whose death were coronavirus-related are listed below.
86-year-old female from Madison County.
60-year-old female from Jefferson County
88-year-old female from Jefferson County
64-year-old male from Jefferson County
69-year-old male from Jefferson County
76-year-old female from Hopkins County
Beshear also announced that 228 COVID-19 patients in Kentucky have fully recovered.
Beshear also clarified why he decided to veto Senate Bill 2, which would've required individuals to possess a photo ID in order to vote.
"Right now with the coronavirus, every place you would go to to get a photo ID is closed to in-person traffic," Beshear explained. "There's no way you're going to get in there, no way you're going to get a photo. We don't know when they are going to re-open."
Beshear alluded that Kentucky's primary elections, which has already been postponed from May until June, could be conducted 100% by mail.