Beshear announces new numbers, one month since first case

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Ky. (WEHT) — Govenor Andy Beshear announced 54 new COVID-19 cases in the state and 14 new deaths Monday.

Beshear says four staff members at Green River Correctional Complex and two inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. He says there have been other inmates tested, but those haven’t come back or have come back negative.

Additionally, Beshear named Western State Hospital in Hopkinsville as being hit hard. He says he believes there are 9 residents and 3 employees with coronavirus. Three residents are hospitalized in Hopkinsville, and most of the cases are connected to one person.

Beshear says Monday marks the one month since the first case in the state, and the official state number is at 1,008. The governor reported the total number of tests done statewide is 19,955, but he believes the number is much higher.

Beshear announced state park cabins will be used for quarantining first responders.

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(This story was originally published on April 6, 2020)

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