On a special Kentucky weekend that includes the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Beshear continued to talk about shared sacrifice.
More than 5,128 tests completed this week from Kroger drive-thru testing sites and 848 tests at the Walgreen's Lexington location, however he said there were close to 400 no-shows at the Kroger locations.
Kenton County had a location that filled up quickly and was used to capacity when drive-thru testing was first rolled out, but hasn't had a testing site since. Beshear mentioned a possible new NKY location for testing at yesterday's conference.
FRIDAY 5/1/20 - UPDATE from Governor Beshear:
"Cases continue to hold steady showing that we are at a plateau even though we are testing more people than we ever have," said Beshear.
> NEW CASES: 177, (184 yesterday) (Total number in Ky: 4,879)
- 3 in Campbell Co.
- 11 in Kenton Co.
- 6 in Boone Co.
- Over 57,648 tests completed to date in Kentucky
- Total patients who have been hospitalized: 1,411
- Total Patients Currently in Hospital: 334
- Total Patients admitted to ICU: 652
- Still Currently in ICU: 178
- Recovered Patients: 1,752
>DEATHS: 8 (Total Death Toll: 248)
Recap of dates when businesses can begin to re-open:
May 11: manufacturing, construction, vehicle or boat dealerships, professional service (50%), horse racing (no fans), dog grooming boarding.
May 20: retail, houses of worship (in-person services, likely a percentage of occupancy).
May 25: 10-person social gatherings, barbers, salons, cosmetology and similar services.
*Industries that will not be in the phase 1 reopening: restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, camp grounds, youth sports (June or July). Gov. Beshear said that public pools, summer camps and daycare will likely not be in a phase 1 or 2 reopening.
Gov. Beshear indicated he hoped to have daycare facilities running in June.
Final recommended requirements will be completed by Monday. which should include a full list of industries and dates allowable for re-opening.
Beshear said he hopes Phase II of openings will occur in June.
Special moment in NKY highlighted
Gov. Beshear highlighted a Kenton County family during the broadcast, who adopted their son via Zoom.
"We're all making sacrifices during special times in our lives and this family is no different," said Beshear.
The couple is Trish and Gary Galbreath, with their son Caleb.