Kentucky Dept. of Public Health confirms 12 more cases of COVID-19, total climbs to 99

Kentucky Dept. of Public Health confirms 12 more cases of COVID-19, total climbs to 99

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) Updated 03/22
The Kentucky Department of Public Health confirmed an additional 12 new cases as of 9 a.m. on Sunday, bringing the total up to 99 cases.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has confirmed a coronavirus case in Lexington, the first in the Bluegrass State. (Photo: MGN)

More than 1,500 people across the Commonwealth have been tested. The ages and locations of these cases are expected to be confirmed in Governor Beshear’s daily news conference Sunday afternoon.

Original story 03/21
Governor Beshear announced 24 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday afternoon. This brings the total confirmed cases in Kentucky to 87.

One case is a patient from Breathitt County, the first confirmed case in Eastern Kentucky. Gov. Beshear also announced a man in Menifee County also tested positive.

The governor also announced the third coronavirus-related death, a 67-year-old man from Anderson County.

The governor said he will light up the Governor’s mansion green Saturday night in honor of the lives lost to COVID-19.

Gov. Beshear called on all Kentuckians to follow the guidelines. He called out a Floyd County flea market that did not initially closed when they were asked to. The market had to be contacted.

The governor announced small business disaster loan funds have been approved by the federal government.

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Gov. Beshear asked houses or worship to ring their bells at 10 a.m. Eastern time Sunday.

“We’d love for you to ring the bells. It’s been done at other times in America,” the Governor said. “It just reminds us that we’re all here, that our Creator, regardless of your faith, cares about us. We will make it through this and just because we can’t go to a building to gather where we talk about it, doesn’t mean that it is not there with us and helping to guide us. We’ll make sure that we come out of this together.”

If you have any questions, call the state COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

You can also get the latest information, including things you can do to protect you and your family, by going to the state COVID-19 website here.

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