50 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths reported in Kentucky

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In this March 13, 2020 file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear discusses developments in Kentucky regarding the new coronavirus in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear ordered bars and restaurant dine-in services to close in another aggressive step to contain the new coronavirus as the state reported its first death linked to the illness.(AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT)- Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says there are 50 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, bringing the statewide total to 248. There are no new deaths from the virus in Kentucky.

Beshear said the next two to three weeks will be “critical” in the fight against COVID-19. A potential case was reported in a Perry County nursing home, in southeastern Kentucky. However, Governor Beshear later tweeted that the patient tested negative for the virus.

Beshear is asking judge executives and mayors to monitor parks for large gatherings and potentially shut them down and added he’s given the same authority to those in charge of state parks.

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(This story was originally published on March 26, 2020)

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