For the last three months, Governor Andy Beshear has been telling Kentuckians that COVID-19 was everywhere. On Monday, he was proven right.
There were 117 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the state Monday, including the first case in Robertson County — the last of Kentucky’s 120 counties to report a case of the coronavirus.
The number of people reported hospitalized or in the ICU as a result of COVID-19 was not mentioned in the email update. Two deaths were reported on Monday raising the total to 560.
On Monday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order to extend their State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic to August 29. The order allows different laws and regulations to continue in order to try and contain the virus from spreading including promoting social distancing and protecting vulnerable groups.
On June 1, Tennessee had reported 367 deaths related to COVID-19 while Kentucky, which has been slower to open its economy, reported 439. On Monday, Tennessee’s death total of 592 was 32 more than Kentucky.
According to a COVID-19 numbers tracking website, Kentucky ranks 40th in COVID-19 cases per one million population, 30th in total deaths, and 33rd in deaths per million population. Meanwhile, Tennessee ranks 23rd in cases per million, 29th in total deaths, and 41st in deaths per million population.
Governor Beshear is expected to provide a more detailed COVID-19 update in his weekly media briefing Tuesday that will also include an update on unemployment insurance assistance.
WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI