KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 90 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID) and six additional deaths in Kentucky, including one resident in Hopkins County.
The patient who died in Hopkins County was a 76-year-old female.
These numbers bring the official statewide total to 831 cases and 37 deaths.
Beshear revealed that out of the 831 cases across the state, 228 people have fully recovered.
So far, Beshear says more than 15,500 people have been tested in Kentucky.
He said following social distancing guidelines and staying healthy at home may have the potential of saving as many as 11,000 lives.
“This is our challenge, this is our calling, this is our time," Beshear said. "Other generations went to wars, went to other challenges with even more than this on the line. I know it is tough, but what is being asked of us is to follow rules and stay apart from each other.”
The Governor is calling for businesses, or people, to donate PPE supplies. A new hotline (1-833-GIVE PPE) and website (giveppe.ky.gov) has been set up to streamline the entire donation process.
Beshear stressed on how much medical professionals are in drastic need of equipment, especially gloves.
“We believe this is the next area where there’s going to be another big run in the United States,” Beshear said.
Every Kentucky State Police post will be accepting donations, including the ones in Henderson and Madisonville.
Watch Gov. Beshear’s full press conference from Friday below: