Gov. Beshear's Tuesday COVID-19 Update
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - During his Tuesday COVID-19 press conference, Governor Andy Beshear provided an update, and announced the new actions he is taking in his attempt to reduce the spread of the virus.

There are now 163 cases of COVID-19 in the state, with 39 new cases since Monday. That is the largest one-day increase so far in the Commonwealth. Those numbers include one new case in Christian County, and the two new cases in McCracken County. There have been no new deaths related to the virus. 

Beshear says state workers will be donating time at food banks across the state. The Governor said he knows that Trigg, Graves, and Christian counties need help preparing more meals for seniors. He encouraged Kentuckians to reach out to their local elected officials if they can help. 

Beshear also announced new restrictions on non-life-sustaining businesses, the new restrictions will go into affect on Thursday by 8 pm.

"At the very least, these types of stores will stay open - groceries, drug stores, pharmacies, banks, agriculture, gas stations won't close. Manufacturing key to our national interests or life-sustaining goods will remain open," Beshear said.

Additional information on what will fall under this new order will be available Wednesday.

Published 04:25 PM, Tuesday Mar. 24, 2020
Updated 07:21 PM, Wednesday Mar. 25, 2020



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