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Beshear: 63 positive cases of COVID-19, schools should remain out until Apr. 20

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Mar 20, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear is encouraging Kentuckians to shrink their contact with the public and has recommended that schools remain closed across the state until April 20.

The Governor confirmed that there were 63 positive cases in the state and reminded the public that the number would continue to change as more labs test for the case. Currently, Louisville has 25 positive cases, including a 17-year-old girl.

Beshear reminded social mobs to "treat people with coronavirus with compassion." There have been numerous instances of people online trying to share information about those infected.

"People have made mistakes. But we are all together moving forward," said Beshear.

Showing graphs from multiple cities, Beshear explained that is he wants to continue exercising social distancing and restrictions.

Kentucky's tax date will be moved to July 15 to accommodate the new social guidelines.