We are now 1 month from our first positive case in the state, the Gov. said.
Gov. reminded viewers of the 10 steps to beat 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
He also outlined the three critical steps to address COVID-19 in KY:
1) Social Distancing
2) Increase Health Care Capacity
3) Increase Testing
Gov. said we'd be using cabins in our state parks for quarantined first responders. It is also National Public Health Week. The Gov. thanked all health departments and everyone that is helping.
"This is your week. We've been needing you, and you've been delivering for many weeks, so thank you very much," said Gov. Beshear.
Today's update: 54 new cases of the coronavirus today in KY. Officials found one duplicate, so the official state number is now 1,008. Gov. said that 54 new cases was a lot less than they expected at this point, but he said not to read into it until we see the following days.
No new cases in Meade County. Meade County has confirmed two cases of COVID-19.
They can confirm 19,955 people have been tested, but they believe the number is much higher than that. We've had 163 people hospitalized over the course of but, officials believe only about 70 are hospitalized at the moment.
The Gov. announced today that 14 more people had died due to COVID-19.
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