Beshear: ‘COVID-19 is attacking us’ as new cases surge near 600

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) – Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced on Tuesday that COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the state. Kentucky’s 576 new cases on Tuesday are the second-highest single-day number of cases.

“COVID-19 is attacking us, and we are at war with this virus,” said Beshear. He again reiterated the necessity for Kentuckians to follow the new mask mandate.

The state also reported six new deaths, including the first death reported in Ohio County. Nine additional children under the age of five are also confirmed positive on Tuesday.

Governor Beshear also announced more than $16.5 million in assistance to local governments across the state.

Beshear said he is hopeful the state will be able to keep the economy open and for kids to return to school in the fall. He said this will only be possible if Kentuckians continue to wear masks.

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(This story was originally published on July 14, 2020)

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