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Beshear: Phase 1 of healthcare re-opening will begin Monday, new testing sites open

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In this Sunday, March 29, 2020, photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks during a news conference at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., to provide an update on the novel coronavirus. Beshear announced a new order Monday, March 30 instructing Kentucky residents to avoid traveling to other states in another aggressive step to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

FRANKFORT, KY (WOWK) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear confirmed 196 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total to 3,373. The Bluegrass State also now has 14 new deaths.

To day, he says 36,075 Kentucky residents have been tested and 1,311 positive cases have recovered.

He also says complete guidelines related to re-opening health care facilities will soon be released. He says Phase 1 will begin Monday. The phases, he says, will gradually re-open hospitals and other healthcare facilities to elective procedures.

He says he hopes to release more information on how to re-open Kentucky each day. Businesses can submit proposals on how to re-open businesses throughout The Bluegrass State.

New testing sites will open Monday in the Louisville and Lexington areas. The sites will be open Monday-Friday. These sites are near more African-American communities, he says, to help those communities

Beshear says some sites will begin testing anyone who wants to be tested.

For more information, or to find a testing site, visit

On Tuesday, drive-through testing sites in Owensboro and Bowling Green will open as well.

Another partnership will open Friday, April 24 in Lexington in cooperation with Walgreens. for more information, visit

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