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Beshear: No new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky Wednesday

The governor says the next month will be critical
Posted at 5:15 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 06:57:32-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear had some good news for Kentuckians Wednesday in light of the WHO's classification of COVID-19 as a pandemic.

Of 11 tests given in the state, none of them came back positive for the coronavirus. All the 8 COVID-19 patients in the state are improving, said the Governor. Despite the good news, Beshear encouraged residents to continue best practices including handwashing and social distancing. He continued by repeating his plea for churches to cancel weekend services. This comes after confirmation that one case in Harrison County was contracted when the two patients attended the same church service.

"Please don't look at going to church as a test of faith," pleaded Beshear.

Universities and colleges around the Commonwealth are moving to online classes, with the exception of Berea College that decided to cancel the entire semester.

Gov. Beshear also held a phone call with state superintendents and has urged them to have a plan in case schools need be to shut down.