Bullet points from Gov.'s April 21 update

Governor Beshear began today's update by reiterating the 10 steps to defeating the coronavirus:

1) Stay Healthy at Home

2) Avoid Crowds & Gatherings

3) Practice Social Distancing

4) Know When to Seek Care


6) Wash Hands & Surfaces

7) Apply for Benefits

8) Prioritize Mental Health

9) Do Not Travel

10) Report Non-Compliance

Today's update:

Gov. Beshear announced 177 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky today, which brings the total number of cases in the state to 3,192. At least 33,228 people have been tested in the state. A total of 1,076 people have been hospitalized since the pandemic began, and 286 are still currently in the hospital. At least 558 people have ever been in the ICU, and 165 people are currently in the ICU. Gov. Beshear said that 1,266 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19.

Beshear reported 17 new deaths in Kentucky, bringing the death toll to 171.

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