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Bullet points from Gov.'s April 10 update





Today's update:

The Gov. announced 242 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky today. That brings the total number of cases to 1,693 in the state.


At least 24,288 tests have been administered, the Gov. said.


459 Kentuckians have been hospitalized, at least 271 are currently in a hospital setting. At least 177 Kentuckians have been in the ICU, with 105 currently in the ICU.


At least 464 Kentuckians have recovered, which is 27 percent of those that have tested positive.

Gov. Beshear said they believe that number is larger, but they only report what they can confirm.


Eleven new deaths were reported today, bringing the total death count to 90. One of the new deaths reported by the governor was a 75-year-old female from Meade County.


The Gov. urged people to avoid large gatherings, even though it will be difficult with Easter and other religious holidays occurring.


"Even on a weekend like this, we cannot have in-person gatherings of any type," Gov. Beshear said.


The Gov. said that they will be recording license plate numbers of those who attend mass gatherings, providing that information to local health departments, and then the individuals will be required to quarantine for 14 days. State police will be collecting those license plate numbers. This does not apply to drive-up church services. For those, cars must be 6 feet apart. Nothing can be passed between cars.


This doesn't just apply to church services. Any mass gathering that the state knows about is subject to this response.




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