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COVID-19 cases in Kentucky appear to decline, 8,951 total cases reported

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Published: May. 26, 2020 at 2:58 PM EDT
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Update 5:45

In his news conference, Governor Beshear gave an update on COVID-19 numbers in Kentucky.

Kentucky now has 8,952 confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 380 cases were reporter over Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

“These are some of the lowest daily numbers we have seen,” the Governor said. “But that is fragile, and with a disease that can so easily spread we have to want and put into action our desire to see that downward movement.”

Since his last update, three more Kentuckians have lost their lives to the novel coronavirus bringing the total death toll to 394.

193,576 people in Kentucky have been testing so far. 2,136 people have had to be hospitalized because of the virus, and as of Tuesday, 489 are still in the Hospital. 78 people are in the intensive care unit.

Governor Beshear also addressed a controversial effigy hanging of himself that was hung from a tree outside the governor's mansion.

He criticized politicians who supported the group, accusing the group of provoking terror.

“You cannot fan the flames and condemn the fire,” Governor Beshear said.

The governor added he would not back down to intimidation.

Original Story

Governor Andy Beshear is giving his Tuesday COVID-19 update following Memorial Day weekend.

You can watch that live here.

WYMT

independently confirms all of Southeastern Kentucky's positive COVID-19 cases, along with any coronavirus-related deaths, with local health departments before publishing any details.

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

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