248 total positive cases in Ky. on Thursday

248 total positive cases in Ky. on Thursday
A total of 248 positive cases were confirmed in the state on Thursday, March 26.

KENTUCKY (KFVS) - A total of 248 positive cases were confirmed in the state on Thursday, March 26.

That’s according to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Governor Andy Beshear held his daily briefing at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 26.

He asked mayors and county judge-executives to monitor people gathering in public places such as parks and stop them if people are not practicing social distancing and risking the spread of COVID-19.

Gov. Beshear said that when the state rolls out drive-through testing it will still be for those who need it the most.

The Governor said the state had a better week than last week securing personal protective gear and that the state has spent more than $8 million.

He said we’re going to spend more and that he is going to do what it takes to ensure Kentuckians are as safe as possible.

Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky - 3.26.2020

Posted by Governor Andy Beshear on Thursday, March 26, 2020

On Wednesday, the state was one of a few to report fewer cases than the day before. The governor said there were 35 new cases, bringing the total to 198, and one new death in the state.

As of noon on Thursday, March 26, there were 15 counties in the Heartland reporting positive cases of COVID-19. (Source: KFVS)
As of noon on Thursday, March 26, there were 15 counties in the Heartland reporting positive cases of COVID-19. (Source: KFVS) (Source: KFVS)

He also signed an executive order to suspend evictions in the state for as long as the state of emergency was in effect.

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