Kentucky reports highest single-day death total from COVID-19

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) – Governor Andy Beshear announced on Tuesday 164 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 8,069. Kentucky also reported 20 new deaths, the highest number of deaths per day thus far.

There are 2,826 Kentuckians who have fully recovered from coronavirus. Gov. Beshear said although the number of cases has remained steady, the rate of infection is going down.

Governor Beshear reminded Kentuckians to remain safe over Memorial Day weekend, saying that gatherings of 10 or less people is allowed but social distancing and precautions are still crucial.

Governor Beshear encouraged more people to get tested at the Ohio County Kroger testing site as many appointments still remain. He also announced that beginning Friday, testing with Wal-Mart will expand to other areas of the state, including in Bowling Green.

Beshear also said that on June 15th childcare will reopen, and this will include summer camps if specific guidelines can be met.

The governor also spoke about the pediatric inflammatory disease now affecting some children, saying the state of Kentucky has had four confirmed cases of this. He said all four children are improving.

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(This story was originally published on May 19, 2020)

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