KY Gov. Beshear announces 5th death to COVID-19

KY Gov. Beshear announces 5th death to COVID-19

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Beshear announces the first case of someone with COVID-19 who went on spring break to Florida and came back.

In response to the latest case, Beshear is urging spring breakers to self-isolate.

“We do have our first case of someone who went on spring break to Florida and came back with the coronavirus," Beshear said. "We cannot do that.”

Gov. Beshear says there are 198 confirmed cases, 35 new cases. He says there are fewer new cases than yesterday.

He announces Kentucky’s fifth death is a 75-year-old male from Jefferson County.

Beginning next week, Kentucky will have the first drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in the commonwealth. They say they have expanded telehealth.

Beshear issues an executive order outlining which Kentucky businesses are considered “life-sustaining" and allowed to stay open.

His order also suspends evictions as Kentucky residents deal with economic damage from the virus.

Meanwhile, Beshear announced Kentucky has expanded its criteria for people that qualify for unemployment benefits, including job classifications like cosmetologists, substitute teachers, as well as those who are considered self-employed.

“I want to make sure you get through this in a good place," Beshear said.

The Governor said Tuesday that a few dozen new cases were diagnosed statewide, and one of the new cases stemmed from a “coronavirus party."

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