Kentucky up to 9,704 COVID-19 cases, 431 total deaths

Posted at 5:33 PM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 17:33:00-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear said in a press release that there are 9,704 COVID-19 cases and 431 coronavirus-related deaths in the state of Kentucky.

Saturday's results include 247 new cases and 13 new deaths. There have also been 3,232 recoveries.

Friday’s cases were up a fair amount, the Governor said, “We have been reviewing the data from yesterday, and nearly half of the new cases were from long-term care, accounting for more than 37%, and another 9% of cases were from congregate care settings, mainly the federal prison in Lexington.”

He added, “We are reviewing today’s data to see if the pattern is continuing, which is largely a result of our expansive testing initiative in long-term care facilities.”