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Kentucky up to 9,464 cases of COVID-19, 418 deaths

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Posted at 5:19 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 18:00:19-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced during his Friday press conference that there are 283 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky and that the state's total is currently at 9,464.

The 283 new cases is a large jump from Thursday's report of 113 new cases.

"If you look at the last four days as an average, it'd be 158 (new cases)," Beshear said. "So if these are truly cases coming in over that period of time, that is still a decline and a significant decline from two weeks ago."

Of the 9,464 Kentuckians to test positive for COVID-19, 3,231 have made a full recovery.

Beshear also announced nine new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the state's coronavirus-related death total to 418.

Renewing driver's license remotely

Beshear confirmed that some Kentuckians will be able to renew their driver's license remotely.

"Today we are announcing an official order temporarily authorizing circuit court clerks to process expired driving credential renewals and replacement requests remotely, meaning you can get your driver's license renewed without going in," Beshear said.

If your driver's license, permit, or ID card expired between March 1 and June 30, you can get a new one through the mail. More details can be found here.