Governor Beshear's Tuesday COVID-19 Update
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - During his Tuesday COVID-19 update, Governor Andy Beshear announced 114 new cases in the state for a total of 591 cases.

The new cases include two in McCracken and two in Christian County. Beshear also announced seven new deaths associated with the virus, raising the state's total to 17.

Tuesday's new figures were the highest daily amount for positive tests and deaths.

The Governor has expanded child care options to include grocery store workers. He also praised the Kentucky Board of Nursing for working with officials to help ease some of their training and licensing requirements for the duration of the emergency.

He also signed a new executive order, allowing critical workforce sectors to rehire previously retired workers to fill much needed roles. The order applies to law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, park rangers, and corrections officers.

Beshear also provided an update on their drive-through testing model, and says they will be doing a test run with a drive-through testing center on Wednesday and Thursday.

Published 04:09 PM, Tuesday Mar. 31, 2020
Updated 03:26 PM, Wednesday Apr. 01, 2020



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