In his Sunday update, Gov. Beshear says there are 38 new coronavirus cases. The state total is 955. There are five new deaths. Drive-through testing is “on pause” for now, but Beshear says a new agreement with a Covington lab will allow the state to expand testing by as many as 2,000 people per day, if a sufficient supply of swabs can be acquired.
In his Saturday update, Gov. Beshear says there are 92 new coronavirus cases, making the official state total 917. Of those, 76 are currently hospitalized. There are three new deaths, for a total of 40 fatalities. He says the CDC now advises that wearing a cloth face mask in public may reduce the risk of spreading of COVID-19.
Dr. Wayne Tuckson gives an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Kentucky. Guests: Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack, M.D. and Dr. Jason Smith, M.D., chief medical officer at UofL Health. A taped segment with Maria Price, executive director at the St. John Center for Homeless Men in Louisville, examines how the disease is affecting the homeless population.
As the numbers climb for those infected with the novel coronavirus, the dangers rise for vulnerable populations. People who are older or with underlying medical conditions risk the severest consequences and must practice social distancing, and that may require being physically isolated from loved ones. Laurie Archbald-Pannone, writing in PBS NewsHour's The Conversation blog, offers four ways for elders to stay socially connected.
In his Friday briefing, Gov. Beshear reports 90 new coronavirus cases, making the state total 831. There are six new deaths for a total of 37 fatalities. 228 people have fully recovered from the virus. He says there are six nursing homes with positive residents and three with positive staff.
In his Thursday update, Gov. Beshear says there are 100 new coronavirus cases, making the corrected state total 770. He also reports 11 new deaths. He recommends schools remain closed through May 1, orders out-of-staters coming into Kentucky to quarantine for 14 days, closes state parks to overnight stays, and announces early release plans for more than 900 prison inmates.
One of the most effective things you can do to protect yourself from catching a germ and becoming a statistic, whether it’s a global pandemic like COVID-19 or just every single other day of your life, is something that people have been trying to get you to do since you were like 2. Wash your hands. With good ol’ soap. And do it the right way. That’s it. Here’s the science of handwashing!
In his update for April 1, Gov. Beshear reports 93 new cases of coronavirus, and two new deaths. He says the Trump Administration estimates that Kentucky could experience 1,300 to 3,200 deaths even with social interventions. Beshear says he fears their modeling is optimistic.
If you’re not sick with the new coronavirus, should you wear a mask in public? Global health authorities say no. Amid a shortage of masks for front-line health workers, the U.S. is sticking with that advice as of March 31. A report from the Associated Press and PBS NewsHour.