Kentucky up to 955 COVID-19 cases, 45 total deaths

Posted at 5:37 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 10:56:49-04

FRANKFORT (LEX 18) — Kentucky is now up to 955 COVID-19 cases with 45 total deaths.

Sunday's numbers are 38 more than Saturday, with five additional deaths. He did mention that fewer labs reported with this being a Sunday and that we shouldn't look too much into the low numbers.

Governor Beshear added that there have been 306 people who have recovered from COVID-19.

Governor Beshear also announced a new partnership with Gravity Diagnostics in Northern Kentucky and says the company will provide 2,000 tests per day that can be used all over the state.

"This will be next day testing," said Beshear. "They will be for tier-one patients symptomatic, high risk patients, health care workers and first responders. The materials are being shipped out Monday, April 6th, and testing will begin April 7th and 8th. Again swans remain a challenge but our goal is to scale out to 2,000 tests per day."

Kentucky Health Commissioner, Dr. Steven Stack, had some encouraging words as well.

He presented a graph that showed Kentucky with a slower growth of coronavirus cases than other states. He says the Governor's swift action and the action of Kentuckians has put the state ahead of many others in flattening the curve.

Here is the full briefing from the State Capitol: