Monday Update: Kentucky surpasses 3,000 case mark; Death toll now at 154
Governor Andy Beshear delivered his daily news conference on COVID-19 in Kentucky as the state surpassed the 3,000-case mark on Monday.
The governor announced 102 new cases, which is less than half of the cases announced Sunday. Beshear said the count may be low because some labs were closed over the weekend.
Six new deaths were also announced.
Kentucky now has 3,050 COVID-19 cases and 154 coronavirus-related deaths.
1,134 people have recovered from the virus.
Shortly before the conference began, officials with the Cumberland Valley Regional Health Department announced the
As of April 20 at 4:00 p.m., Local health officials have confirmed a total of 50 cases connected with Jackson Manor in Annville.
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.
"This is our challenge," the governor said while updating the number of cases in long-term care facilities.
Cases connected to nursing homes make up more than 18 percent of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.
592 cases have been reported at long-term care facilities. 408 of them are nursing home residents.
Monday also featured an announcement from the Kentucky Department of Education, keeping
Students will instead be taught via online classes and other non-traditional instruction methods until summer break begins.
Drive-thru testing is scheduled to begin Tuesday at multiple locations across Kentucky. One site is set up in Somerset and another will be in Pikeville.
If you have any questions about the coronavirus in Kentucky, call the state 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
You can watch the news conference here: