Tuesday Kentucky appeared to rebound from several days of uncommonly low COVID-19 cases with its highest single day total, but widen the picture, the governor says, and the commonwealth still stands out.
Kentucky has surpassed 1,000 coronavirus cases. Gov. Andy Beshear reported 54 new statewide cases Monday and 14 more virus-related deaths from the pandemic. He says total statewide cases reached 1,008. The state’s first coronavirus case was reported a month ago.
The sprint to acquire lifesaving personal protective equipment, known as PPE, amid the coronavirus crisis is pitting states against the federal government and each other as cases ramp up across the country.
The Kentucky Department of Education is asking the public for comment on the request and approval to bypass standardized testing this school year. The state applied for a waiver last month after the federal government announced that students affected by schools closures due to the coronavirus pandemic can bypass the testing.
Gov. Andy Beshear reports Kentuckians' compliance with social distancing and other orders does appear to be bending the curve of escalating COVID-19 cases downward in the state, but he's asking citizens to stay consistent and do more in the weeks to come.