Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky surpasses 160 coronavirus cases.

Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky surpasses 160 coronavirus cases.
KY Gov. Beshear give update on coronavirus. (Source: WFIE)

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
  • Banks
  • Media
  • 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.

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