Friday Update: 283 new COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths in Kentucky
Governor Andy Beshear is giving his Friday COVID-19 update.
You can watch that live here.
The governor announced 283 new cases and nine new deaths in Kentucky.
At least 9,464 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at 418.
3,231 people have recovered from the virus.
227,944 Kentuckians have received tests.
The governor addressed the protests in Louisville Thursday night, in which seven people were shot, saying all Kentuckians should seek justice and listen to others' fears.
“This is a very concerning shooting of an EMT, a young woman who worked to save lives of others here in Kentucky,” Gov. Beshear said. “In a broader context, this pandemic we’re facing has laid bare the inequalities that still exist in our society and that many times are fatal.”
Governor Beshear praised the protestors for following the CDC guidelines while they gathered
Governor Beshear also announced that Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray signed an executive order temporarily authorizing circuit court clerk offices to process expired driving credential renewals and replacement requests remotely.
“This order is the next right step to help clerks safely serve Kentuckians impacted by the office closures caused by the pandemic,” said Gov. Beshear. “The temporary measure will allow contactless service to help minimize crowding and help offices gradually return to full-service operations.”
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