KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear gave another update on the coronavirus at 4 p.m.
Gov. Beshear says there are 163 cases of coronavirus, 39 new cases since yesterday.
He says Tuesday that a few dozen new cases were diagnosed statewide in the past day. Beshear says one of the new cases stemmed from a “coronavirus party."
He says he is canceling state testing. Gov. Beshear signed an executive medical order to postpone elective surgeries.
US Senator Mitch McConnel announces he has secured nearly 2 million dollars for Kentucky to help combat the virus.
Gov. Beshear says effective Thursday, all non-life sustaining businesses will be closing 8 p.m. EST.
Here is his executive order he issued Sunday.
Gov. Beshear says he will have more information on non-life sustaining businesses closing Wednesday.
Here are some life-sustaining businesses that he says will stay open; He says there will be more information Wednesday on life-sustaining businesses.
- Grocery stores
- Pharmacies, drug stores
- Gas stations
- Laundry services
- Transportation services
- Restaurants can still be open as long as they follow current procedures such as curbside pick-up, carry out or drive-thru.
He says there will be more information Wednesday on life-sustaining businesses.
During his Monday press conference, Beshear announced the state’s fourth COVID-19 related death.