Kentucky Just Under 250 Coronavirus Cases

Kentucky had its single largest daily increase of Coronavirus cases on Thursday…

That was Governor Andy Beshear during his daily press conference last evening. Five of the new cases, which include a 3-year-old boy, are in Lexington, bringing the city’s total up to 42. More than 11,000 people have so far been tested across the state. Here in the Lake Cumberland Area, there are now 11 cases in the area. Taylor County had its first confirmed case on Thursday. McCreary has one, Pulaski five, Wayne three, Taylor with one. The Lake Cumberland District Health Department is working with the Kentucky Department for Public Health to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with them. There are currently two hospitalized, eight being self-isolated, and then one released from self-isolation according to the health department. In McCreary County, health officials obtained a quarantine order in court Thursday for a McCreary County woman who had not stayed home after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

 According to Shawn Crabtree, Executive Director of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, the woman had not obeyed an order to self-isolate,

The Governor emphasized that this virus can appear in all ages…

Beshear has also asked that city and county leaders monitor parks and recreational areas…

Beshear said the state so far has spent upwards of $8 million to combat spread of the disease.   Beshear said the next few weeks are going to be absolutely critical in this battle against the coronavirus.

The Governor encouraged all Kentuckians to recommit to social distancing, staying at least six feet apart from other persons at all times.

As always, information, as well as guidance regarding the Coronavirus in Kentucky can be found online at

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