Kentucky up to 1,346 cases of COVID-19, 73 deaths

Joanna Estrada
April 9, 2020

Gov. Andy Beshear announced during his Wednesday press conference that there are 204 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky and that Kentucky's case total now sits at 1,346.

Beshear said that Kentucky had 204 newly confirmed cases on Wednesday and eight newly reported COVID-19-related deaths.

It has been a month since Kentucky declared a State of Emergency in response to COVID-19, followed by a series of orders by the Governor to promote social distancing and slow the spread of the virus.

Other updates include Kentucky Dam Village being activated, the 30 day prescription refill policy has been renewed, and the federal government has approved the additional $600 in unemployment funds for Kentucky residents.

Currently, 209 patients have been hospitalized and 93 patients have been admitted to the ICU.

Gov. Andy Beshear announced a new executive order Wednesday that would allow only one member of a household at a time inside life-sustaining businesses.

Governor Beshear also reminded families to worship "virtually" and at home this weekend, instead of going to in-person services. This will apply to grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, etc.

Door-to-door soliciations must also end under the new order.

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