58K total cases of COVID-19 in Ky.; regulations on bars, restaurants slightly eased

58K total cases of COVID-19 in Ky.; regulations on bars, restaurants slightly eased
The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported a total of 58,000 cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 1,074 deaths, on Tuesday, September 15.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KFVS) - Governor Andy Beshear held a briefing on Kentucky’s response to COVID-19 at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15.

Gov. Andy Beshear - Media Briefing 09.15.2020

Posted by Governor Andy Beshear on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Governor Beshear said Tuesday that the state has slightly eased regulations on bars and restaurants to push back last call and operational hours.

He said restaurants and bars now will be allowed to have last call at 11 p.m. and close at midnight, both an hour later than under previous guidance.

“That was a specific request from those in the restaurant industry. We thought it was reasonable,” the governor said. “But again let’s make sure that whether you’re in that industry or another industry, with rules and regulations that you are trying to do it right and are not trying to find a way to get around it. That not only hurts you and your facility and the people that come to it, but it hurts everybody around as well.”

Kentucky cases

The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported a total of 58,000 cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 1,074 deaths, on Tuesday, September 15.

The positivity rate in Kentucky, as of Tuesday, was 3.97 percent.

The health department reported a total of 10,962 recoveries.

Currently, 1,068,026 tests for COVID-19 have been performed in the state.

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