Gov. Beshear's Wednesday COVID-19 Update
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - During his Wednesday update, Governor Andy Beshear announced 196 new cases of the virus in the Commonwealth, bringing the total number of cases to 3,373.

The new cases include 16 in Graves County, 7 in Christian County, and 4 in Marshall County.

There are 301 Kentuckians currently hospitalized with the virus, with 161 of those in the ICU. As of Wednesday, there were 14 new deaths, bringing the total number of Kentuckians that have passed away after contracting the virus to 185. Out of the total number of cases, 1,311 Kentuckians have recovered.

The new deaths include a 96-year-old Graves County woman.

Although the number of new cases was high, Beshear says he believes we have hit a plateau.

Beshear announced that their phased reopening of the economy will begin with parts of the health care industry on Monday. The process will begin with an easing of restrictions, allowing for diagnostic and radiology testing, as well as non-urgent, emergent, in-person office, and ambulatory visits.

According to Beshear, Kentucky will go through three phases in addressing the virus: Sacrifice, planning and patience, and perseverance. He says we are now in the planning and patience phase.

You can see Beshear's full update below.

Published 05:12 PM, Wednesday Apr. 22, 2020
Updated 08:59 PM, Thursday Apr. 23, 2020



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