On Saturday, Governor Andy Beshear provided an update on case information and reminded Kentuckians to follow public health guidance this weekend during the ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Beshear said were 319 newly confirmed cases Saturday, 65% of which are from Jefferson County. There were 6,640 new tests on Saturday. He also reported 4 new deaths making at total or 470 Kentuckians lost to the virus. At least 3,344 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.
The Governor continues to remind Kentuckians that the novel coronavirus is still in our midst and we need to take precautions to prevent its spread. The Governor and state health officials are asking all Kentuckians to keep gatherings to 10 or fewer people.
Other guidance includes wearing masks, maintaining social distancing of six feet or more, gathering outside instead of inside, washing hands frequently, covering food and individually wrapping plates.
To see the state’s full reopening schedule and industry-specific guidance, including updates announced this week, visit healthyatwork.ky.gov.
Governor Beshear spoke at the March on Frankfort Friday, hosted by For the People Coalition, saying he is listening to their plea for change and he said that he is going to work to make that happen.