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Gov. Andy Beshear announces 147 new coronavirus cases, seven additional deaths

During his daily press briefing at 5 p.m., Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced a record-high 147 new cases of coronavirus in the state, along with seven new deaths.

According to Beshear, the latest deaths over the last 24 hours took place in Jefferson County (4), Lyon County (2) and Adair County.

With the updated totals, Kentucky has now seen 1,149 total cases and 65 deaths in the state. Beshear also confirmed that 21,604 total people have been tested overall.

Despite the increase, Beshear remains optimistic on the state’s continued handling of the pandemic compared to other states across the country.

“Today is the largest number of cases we’ve reported, but our three-day trend is lower than our last three-day trend,” Beshear said. “I’m not sure many places in America can say that right now.”

During the announcement, Beshear said of 68% positive tests the state has seen, 79.25% were caucasian, 12% were African-American, 2.6% were Asian, and 2% were multi-racial. The state is gathering information on the remaining positive cases.

If you missed today’s presser, you can find the replay here:

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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3 Comments for Gov. Andy Beshear announces 147 new coronavirus cases, seven additional deaths

  1. chardun20
    7:03 pm April 7, 2020 Permalink

    At some point, they need to come up with a solution. Telling us every day how many new cases starting to get pointless. We know the coronavirus is deadly and easy to catch and pass on to others.

    • bigbowdennation
      7:49 am April 8, 2020 Permalink

      The solution is a vaccine that won’t be ready for over a year. In the meantime this is the best we can do. If Beshear hasn’t done anything though there would be a lot more death, and that is easy to see just based on comparing our infection and death rates to those of nearby states. You’re right this sucks, but again this is the best we’ve got right now.

    • chardun20
      2:05 pm April 8, 2020 Permalink

      You are correct, it’s just frustrating. It feels like he brow beating us over the head with the same information.