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Gov. Beshear: Kentucky Preparing for COVID-19 Case Surge

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday said as COVID-19 cases continue to increase, the state is beginning to prepare for a fall and winter surge in cases. The First Family all tested negative for COVID-19 again today. Today marks the fourth-highest number of daily COVID-19 cases reported in the commonwealth,…

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Bourbon County Health Dept. Provides COVID-19 Update

COVID 19 update (October 16) Today the Health Department only received 1 case of COVID 19. This person is following isolation orders and recovering at home. Nine of the current cases have fully recovered and have been released off isolation. Visit the Health Department website at www.bouboncohd.org for a full description of our COVID case…

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Record number of cases should ‘jolt us into action,’ Beshear says

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – “Today ought to be one of those things that jolts us into action,” Gov. Andy Beshear said during a press briefing on the coronavirus, with over 1,300 cases reported to state public health officials on Wednesday. “We have 1,346 new positive cases of COVID-19.  There is…

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Positive cases down from week ago but 14 deaths ‘big number’

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The number of new cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky declined Tuesday from a week earlier, but there were also 14 new deaths. During a virtual press briefing, since he and his family are in quarantine at the Governor’s Mansion, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 776 new…

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Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Gov. Beshear conducted Monday’s news conference remotely as he and his family quarantine in the Governor’s Mansion after they were potentially exposed to COVID-19 late Saturday afternoon through a member…

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Backlog leads to total of 2,398 positive cases statewide

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – A total of 2,398 cases of the coronavirus were reported to state public health officials on Wednesday, but the majority of them were due to a backlog of reporting them by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. During a Wednesday press briefing at the Capitol, Gov. Andy…

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Gov. Beshear Provides Update on COVID-19

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). “This story of Team Kentucky, of fighting this international pandemic and thus far doing better than most, has come down to all of us sacrificing and all of us stepping…

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Gov. Beshear Announces Highest-Ever Number of New COVID-19 Cases

​​​​​​​FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2020) – Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Today, he reported the highest-ever daily total and the highest-ever weekly total of new COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth. “I know it’s been a tough couple of days, seeing the…

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Beshear gives some guidelines for treat-or-treat

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Halloween should be for the kids not adults, and should be done differently this year, is the message from Gov. Andy Beshear and State Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack. “We can’t do things exactly like we did before,” the governor said during a Capitol press…

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