Coronavirus Updates

Beshear confirms highest single-day COVID total


FRANKFORT, KY (WOWK) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear confirmed 1,163 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest single-day total for the state.

At least 39 of these cases are under the age of 5, the youngest being about 3-months-old. Beshear also confirmed seven new deaths related to the coronavirus.

Beshear said he asks Kentuckians to cancel their out-of-state vacations. The current travel advisory includes Washington, Florida, Nevada, Mississippi, Idaho, South Carolina, Texas, Alabama, and Arizona.

Yesterday, Beshear confirmed 562 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to 35,793. Eighteen of the newly reported cases were from children ages 5 and younger, including an 18-day-old from Hardin County, a 1-month-old from Rowan County and a 3-month-old from Lincoln County.

Beshear also reported eight new deaths Tuesday, raising the total to 783.

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