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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Gov. Beshear to announce new requirements at tomorrow's press conference


Governor Andy Beshear foreshadowed an announcement at his next live press briefing tomorrow, July 9, at 4 p.m. He will also have a live press conference on Friday.

“The rising case numbers are cause for concern, so tomorrow we’re going to announce some new requirements that are going to be mandatory,” said Gov. Beshear in a statement. “Given what we are seeing across the country with exploding numbers in certain places, my commitment is to make sure that doesn’t happen here, but I can’t do it alone.”

Gov. Beshear reported six new deaths Wednesday, raising the total to 608 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

The deaths reported Wednesday include a 72-year-old man from Casey County; a 67-year-old man from Fulton County; two women, ages 73 and 77, and a 61-year-old man from Jefferson County; and a 74-year-old woman from Perry County.

“That is far too many Kentuckians to lose, and we’ve got to do everything we can to minimize our loss moving forward,” said Gov. Beshear.

WEDNESDAY 7/8/20 - SUMMARY UPDATE from Governor Andy Beshear:

> NEW CASES: 402 new cases, 371 yesterday. (Total number in Ky: 17,919).

Boone Co. - 12 (672 total)
Kenton Co. - 8 (852 tota)
Campbell Co. - 4 (303 total)
Grant Co. - 1 (61 total)

- Over 451,451 tests completed to date in Kentucky.
COVID-19 Testing Positivity Rate: 3.88%*


*Based on a 7-day rolling average. Timing of reporting overall lab results versus positives, repeat testing of individuals, duplicate entries and lack of reporting by some labs, make the data imprecise and more appropriate or useful for trending.

- Total patients who have been hospitalized: 2,737.
- Total Patients Currently in Hospital: 453.
- Total Patients admitted to ICU: 1,007.
- Still Currently in ICU: 111.
- Recovered Patients: 4,912.

>DEATHS: 6
Total Death Toll: 608
Total Death Toll NKY: Kenton 36 (2nd most); Boone 23; Campbell 12; Grant 4).

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