Kentucky’s COVID-19 cases are up to 479; 11 deaths reported.

Governor Andy Beshear issued in his news briefing on Monday, a new executive order instructing Kentuckians not to travel to other states, with a few exceptions….job, health care, etc. Those who have been on a trip and have returned to Kentucky are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Gov.  Beshear also announced that there were 42 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 480.

He also reported that 15,000 to 20,000 folks have been tested.

“We had two deaths today”, Beshear reported, and that makes the total deaths in Kentucky at 11. He reminded folks to light their houses up green as an expression of compassion for the families of those who have died.

Beshear reported that 632 students have volunteered to help in the crisis.

Over 120 folks have been added to aid in handling un-employment claims.

Beshear reiterated that the state is expecting to see a surge in cases in the coming weeks and that the number is likely to increase.

 There is still a critical shortage of supplies in Kentucky and across the country as states are having to bid against each other and the federal government for personal protective equipment. The shortage presents risks to healthcare workers and has delayed widespread testing in the state.

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