Kentucky cases rise to 124, fourth person has died in state

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) – Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday coronavirus cases in Kentucky have risen to 124 confirmed cases. A fourth person has also died in the state.

The Tri-state area now has 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 including 11 cases in Daviess County, 2 cases in Henderson County, and 2 cases in Muhlenberg County.

Governor believes there are at least 2,000 cases in the state, but many have not been reported.

Beshear also reminded residents that places like grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, gas stations, and many other business will remain open throughout the ‘stay at home’ initiative. He said that all businesses allowed to remain open will still need to practice the social distancing guidelines.

Additionally, there is a now a COVID-19 reporting hotline to report businesses who are not following social distancing or other precautions and guidelines. You can call the hotline at 1-833-KYSAFER or 1-833-597-2337 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

Beshear has also created a fundraiser called the Team Kentucky Fund, a way to help those dealing with unemployment. The fund takes donations and will provide money to Kentuckians in need. Donations are also tax-deductible.

Governor Beshear also said many medical students across the state have volunteered to help when needed. He said any medical or nursing student wishing to help is welcome.

Additionally, Beshear said there is a critical shortage of personal protective equipment in the state, but he is making every effort possible to get more, including having to bid against other states and the federal government.

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(This story was originally published on March 23, 2020)

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