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Kentucky Sets Another COVID Record, Topping 1,000 — With An Asterisk

Kentucky hit an unwelcome milestone Wednesday with an all-time record high of new COVID-19 cases. Gov. Andy Beshear pointed to the total as further evidence that schools should roll back their planned start dates.

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Kentucky hit an unwelcome milestone Wednesday with an all-time record high of new COVID-19 cases. Gov. Andy Beshear pointed to the total as further evidence that schools should roll back their planned start dates.

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While Monday’s number of positive Coronavirus cases seemed to drop, Governor Andy Beshear said we need to put an asterisk by them because they will change.
Governor Andy Beshear said the reported 275 cases of COVID-19 were off, explaining that Deloitte, the IT provider which tracks the state’s Coronavirus numbers had been updating their operating system over the weekend and some cases hadn’t been counted.

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Kentucky schools, restaurants, and bars received new guidance Monday as the state adapts its strategy in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

On Sunday Governor Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky was nearing 35,000 positive cases of the Coronavirus with 425 new cases reported. Beshear said via video that there was “Some good news and some bad news in today’s COVID-19 report. In good news, we’re ending the week with about 330 fewer cases than we had last week. That’s directly attributable to people wearing their facial coverings or masks. Please keep it up, wear them even more, especially when you’re inside. On the bad side, our positivity rate, which won’t be official until tomorrow for this week, will be higher meaning that the virus continues to spread aggressively.”

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