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A ‘wake up’ call: Beshear reports 1,018 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths, a daily case total too high

Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday reported 1,018 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 67,856 cases and 1,120 deaths. One hundred and fifty-seven of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 27 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was only 2 months old. Kenton County reported 15 cases, Boone County 13 and Campbell County five. Gov. Andy...

Beshear reports 456 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths; we are ‘seeing the start of a new escalation’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday reported 456 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 66,939 cases and 1,162 deaths. Eighty-three of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 20 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was only 6 months old. Boone County reported 11 cases, Kenton County six and Campbell County four. Gov. Andy Beshear “Last week...

Beshear reports 456 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths; wear mask, social distance, wash hands

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday reported 456 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths in limited reporting, bringing the state’s totals to 66,491 cases and 1,157 deaths. Sixty of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 10 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was just 2 months old. Kenton County reported nine cases, Boone County seven and Campbell County six. “We know...

Beshear reports 973 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths; state on track for highest week of cases; roundup

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday reported 973 new COVID cases and five deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 66,036 cases and 1,154 deaths. Of the newly reported cases, 132 were from children age 18 and younger. The youngest was just 2 months old. Boone County reported 17 cases, Kenton County 15 and Campbell County seven. “Folks, right now we are on pace to have the single highest week in terms...

Beshear reports 930 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths — ‘We have to fight back,’ he says

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday reported 930 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 65,066 cases and 1,149 deaths. One hundred thirty-one of the newly reported cases were from children age 18 and younger, 23 of which were ages 5 and under. The youngest was only 2 months old. There were 15 cases in Kenton County, 13 in Campbell County and nine in Boone County. “Today’s...

Beshear reports 745 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, 13 deaths; decries violence in Louisville

Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday reported 745 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths, raising the state’s totals to 64,158 cases and 1,137 deaths. Of the new cases, 107 were children 18 and under, including 20 ages 5 and under. The youngest is just 4 days old. Kenton County reported 45 cases, Boone County 25 and Campbell County 16. “Let’s be thinking about what we can do for others at all times during...

Beshear reports 796 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths; addresses report on shooting of Breonna Taylor

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday reported 796 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 63,517 cases and 1,134 deaths. One hundred and eleven of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, 24 of whom were ages 5 and under. The youngest were two 2-month-old babies. Kenton County reported 16 cases, Boone County 114 and Campbell County nine. Gov. Andy...

Beshear reports 824 new COVID cases, 7 deaths; positivity rate up to 4.5 percent; register to vote

Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday reported 824 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 62,731 cases and 1,190 deaths. Of the new cases, 134 are children ages 18 and under. The youngest is six days old. In addition, the positivity rate is back up — to 4.52 percent. Boone County reported 18 cases, Campbell County 12, and Kenton County 11. “The tough news is tough...

Beshear reports 406 new COVID-19 cases, one death; says get flu shot, vote, fill out census, more

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday reported 406 new COVID cases and one death, bringing the state’s totals to 61,917 cases and 1,112 deaths. Among the new cases were 67 children 18 and under of which nine were ages 5 and under. The youngest was five months old. There were five cases each reported in Boone and Kenton counties. None reported from Campbell County. The death reported Monday was a 77-year-old...

Beshear reports 439 new COVID cases, 3 deaths; Stack says to get outdoors as much as possible

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday reported 439 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 61,542 cases and 1,111 deaths. Of the new cases, 68 were children 18 and under. The youngest was just 2 months old. There were eight new cases each in Kenton and Boone counties, and six in Campbell County. “I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather as we enter fall, but with...

Beshear reports 1,002 new COVID cases, 7 deaths — ‘what happens when we let our guard down’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday reported 1,002 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 61,106 cases and 1,100 deaths. The new cases included 145 children 18 and under, of which 29 were age five and under. The youngest is 5 months old. Boone County reported 23 cases, Kenton County 21, and Campbell County 14. “Today’s report shows that when we let our guard down,...

Governor, family, others roll up their sleeves at the Capitol to get flu shots, urge everyone to do the same

To bring greater awareness to the important protections vaccines provide, Gov. Andy Beshear, First Lady Britainy Beshear and their children, Will, 11, and Lila, 10, rolled up their sleeves and received flu shots this week at the Capitol. Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, commissioner of the Department for Public Health Dr. Steven Stack and American Sign Language interpreter Virginia Moore joined the Beshears...

Beshear reports 628 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths; voting information, Team Kentucky, and more

Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday reported 628 new COVID cases and 11 deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 59,370 cases and 1,093 deaths. Of the new cases 67 were children ages 18 and under, of which 14 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was just 2 months old. Boone County reported six cases, Kenton County five, and Campbell County two. The deaths reported Thursday include a 70-year-old woman...

Beshear reports 776 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths; continue to wear masks to stay safe

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday reported 776 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths, bringing the state’s total cases to 58,764 cases and 1,082 deaths. Ninety-one of the cases were children 18 and under, of which 12 were ages 5 and under. Campbell County reported 16 cases, Boone County 11 and Kenton County had eight. “In general, what we are seeing is we still have higher case numbers than we would...

Beshear gives wide-ranging report about grants, the opioid fight, more; reports 745 COVID cases, 9 deaths

Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday reported 745 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 58,000 cases and 1,074 deaths. Ninety-five of the new cases were children 18 and under, of which 15 were children 5 and under. The youngest was only 27 days old. Kenton County reported 18 cases, Boone County 14 and Campbell County four. “While those are more cases than we would like...