Gov. Beshear reports second highest day of COVID-19 cases
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) - Gov. Andy Beshear gave the latest report on Kentucky’s battle against COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon.
“COVID-19 is attacking us and we are at war with this virus,” said Beshear at the beginning of the update. “We either come together or we fall apart,” he said.
The governor said Tuesday’s numbers were the second highest reported since the beginning of the outbreak. Beshear reported 576 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total to 20,223 official cases of the virus in Kentucky. Beshear reported 66 of those cases were from Warren County, one of which was a child under the age of five.
“Today’s report shows we are certainly in a time of escalating cases. And our actions over these next 10 days to 14 days – really through the next 30 days that we have put this face covering requirement out – are going to determine if we continue to be a leader, if we continue to be one of the best states in the country, or if we go the route of Arizona, which is now requesting giant freezer trucks because their morgues are being overrun,” the Governor said. “It depends on our willingness to come together and do the right thing, and today should be just one more wake-up call that we’ve got to do it now.”
The deaths reported Tuesday include a 44-year-old woman from Carter County; an 89-year-old woman from Casey County; a 65-year-old man from Fayette County; a 77-year-old man from Floyd County; an 82-year-old man from Ohio County; and 72-year-old woman from Shelby County.
“Turn on those green lights for these people. Please. There are multiple counties here that have never had a loss before and they do now, and with thinking that there is going to be worse to come, let’s make sure we amp up our compassion and are there for one another,” said Gov. Beshear. “There are going to be a lot of people who need our help in the coming days.”
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