FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) – In his daily briefing on Thursday, Governor Beshear announced 174 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky, bringing the total to 4,708. Additionally he announced five new deaths in the state.
Beshear also referenced the state budget, which was predicted today to have a shortfall of at least $319-496 million. He says Kentucky, along with all other states, are asking for federal assistance.
Additionally, healthcare offices and hospitals may now send N95 masks to be sanitized at a facility in Louisville. This applies to hopsitals, dentist offices, doctors offices and other healthcare establishments. You can visit www.battelle.org/decon about sanitizing N95 masks to be able to reuse multiple times.
Governor Beshear also continued to describe the opening schedule for Kentucky over the next few weeks, beginning on May 11th.
Governor Beshear also referenced why childcare could not be allowed to reopen in Phase 1, illustrating that the amount of exposure would be too large.
Additionally, Governor Beshear provided an update to testing at Green River Correctional facility. As of today, 350 more inmates have been tested, bringing the total to more than 630 tests given at the facility. Testing of everyone at the facility will be completed Friday.
(This story was originally published on April 30, 2020)