FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On the day that Governor Beshear announced he was going in quarantine, he announced 852 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky.
Those 852 new cases do not include Governor Beshear or his family. On Sunday, he announced he and his family were potentially exposed to COVID-19, and the family is now in quarantine out of precaution.
“We want to make sure we’re setting the example, and we want to make sure we’re keeping other people around us safe,” the Governor said.
Beshear said they have all tested negative, are feeling well, and show no symptoms.
As for the new total of cases in Kentucky, that number now stands at 80,292.
90 of the newly reported cases were in children 18 years old and younger. The youngest diagnosed is 23 days old.
"With the disease so widespread in Kentucky now, the risk of all of us getting exposed is high if we don’t all do our part to socially distance, wear masks, and practice good hand hygiene. I’ll add one other thing today – emotionally regulate yourself." said Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Department of Public Health. “By this, I mean it’s normal to miss the things we used to do with a lot of other people, like fall festivals, church services, and sporting events. Acknowledge what you miss, then make a plan for what you can do. Take a drive to view the colors of the changing leaves. Take a pumpkin walk around your neighborhood. Join a COVID-19 weight loss challenge. It’s OK to acknowledge that something’s been lost, but we don’t have to wallow in the moment. And, remind yourself that a vaccine is coming and there’s reason to be hopeful.”
Three more people died after contracting COVID-19.
- 33-year-old man from Jefferson County
- 60-year-old man from Hopkins County
- 70-year-old woman from Warren County