More than 8,500 coronavirus-related cases across Kentucky

Posted at 5:34 PM, May 23, 2020

(LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear posted on social media that there are no new coronavirus-related deaths to report on Saturday.

"For only the second time in about a month and a half, we have zero new deaths to report." said Gov. Beshear.

There are 148 new cases of COVID-19 to report on Saturday, bringing the total amount to 8,571 in the state of Kentucky. There are still 391 coronavirus-related deaths.

3,102 people have recovered.

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, Gov. Beshear is continuing to stress the importance of being safe now that groups of 10 or fewer people are allowed to get together.

"I am urging Kentuckians to please be safe this weekend," Gov. Beshear said. "As we recover, we are depending on Kentuckians to take the steps necessary to protect one another this weekend and every day and weekend moving forward."