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Kentucky Passes 10,000 COVID Cases; Governor Asks Protesters To Consider Others' Safety

Arlo Barnette

Kentucky has topped 10,000 known cases of the novel coronavirus, and the governor is calling on protesters to exercise caution as they take to the streets.

As the state witnesses sustained unrest, Gov. Andy Beshear is asking demonstrators to remember the threat posed by COVID-19.

"If you will, wear a mask. This is still out there. If you will, spread out," Beshear said early Monday. "I know this is ultimately about wanting to feel safe and to be treated by those who are supposed to provide for our safety in the same way that everybody else is. So if you will, provide for other people's safety."

The state had set a target date of June 29 for allowing gatherings of 50 people or fewer.

Sundays numbers were down after seeing a brief spike in previous days, according to the governor. Still, the official count on the state'sCOVID-19 update page now has the state over 10,000 cases with 439 deaths.     

Beshear is slated to provide more analysis of the status of the outbreak at 5:30 pm.                            

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.
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