Gov. Beshear updates KY on COVID-19

Coronavirus Watch Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) — Gov. Beshear reported 191 new cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, for a total of 6,853, with 25 probable. 2,546 people have recovered. 10 more Kentuckians have died, bringing the statewide total to 321.

Beshear says a second child has been admitted to the hospital with a COVID-related illness. The 16-year-old is not in the ICU but is being monitored. A 10-year-old on a ventilator has improved.

Beshear says no one should be charged for a COVID-19 test, the state or insurance should take care of copays.

A reporter asked about someone needing a prescription but having an expired driver’s license. Beshear says that should not be a reason pharmacists don’t give medications and one of his executive orders extended driver’s licenses.

Beshear is working on indoor shopping malls and library reopenings. Beshear says food courts need to wait until restaurants are reopened.

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