Gov. Beshear announces 532 new COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths Tuesday
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear gave his Tuesday COVID-19 update.
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The governor announced 532 new cases and 10 new deaths in Kentucky.
At least 28,126 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at 719.
7,470 people have recovered from the virus.
599,251 Kentuckians have received tests.
21 of the 532 new cases were from children ages five and younger. The youngest of the 21 being a two-month-old girl.
The governor also took the time to reemphasize the four steps he discussed on Monday. The four steps being the mask mandate, limiting gatherings to 10 people or less, closing bars, and capacity restrictions on restaurants. He mentioned that the mask mandate will most likely be extended beyond the original 30 days.
“We are at war with this virus. It has come to take the lives of our people, it has tried to turn everything about our lives upside down, and it’s our job to fight back,” the Governor said. “This is a war fought by every single one of us. Every single individual’s actions matter.”
He also reiterated the current travel advisory, stating that if you travel to either Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Arizona, Idaho, or Nevada that you quarantine for 14 days.
“Today, again, tough news for Florida and Texas: Florida setting a record for deaths in a single day and in Texas, every six minutes and 16 seconds they are losing someone to COVID-19,” the Governor said. “But again, we are at a point in time where we have the ability to stop this before it gets anywhere close to what we’ve seen in those states.”
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If you have any questions about the coronavirus in Kentucky, call the state's COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.
You can also find more information, including how to protect your family, by visiting Kentucky’s official COVID-19 website: https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19
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