Beshear announces 242 new COVID-19 cases


In this Sunday, April 5, 2020, photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks about the coronavirus during a news conference at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. (Ryan C. Hermens//Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

Ky. (WEHT) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced 242 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,693. One case was found to be a duplicate. Beshear also reported 11 new deaths with a statewide total of 90.

Beshear says there have been 24,288 tests that can be verified and least 464 people have fully recovered.

With 69% of cases with the race known, 81.72% are Caucasian, 11.7% African-American, 2.5% Asian and 3.6% multiracial. With 72% of deaths known, 79.45% are caucasian, 19.17% African-American and 1.3% Asian.

Beshear says any individual attending a mass gathering will have their license plate recorded and give that information to local health departments. Those departments will then come to your door with an order to quarantine for 14 days. He says it has to be a gathering they know about and does not apply to drive up church services. State police will be enforcing it.

Beshear says he will sign some version of the budget Monday but some things will have a line item veto.

Beshear also announced three new cases of inmates testing positive at Green River Correctional. There are now 20 total cases- 13 inmates and 7 staff.

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(This story was originally published on April 10, 2020)

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