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Beshear to update Kentucky on COVID-19


FRANKFORT, KY (WOWK) – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is scheduled to update the state on the status of COVID-19 and reopening the economy.

Yesterday, Beshear confirmed 170 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 12,995. At least 3,444 Kentuckians have recovered.

He also confirmed six new deaths related to the coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to 518.

The governor also announced yesterday the state government’s intentions to transition its insurance program to a State-Based Exchange beginning Jan 1, 2022.

He said state taxpayers will save anywhere from $2.8-3.8 million in fees paid to the federal government the first year and $7.8-8.8 million each year in the future. This will help lower premiums for Kentucky residents, he said.

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