92 new cases; 3 deaths; Companies called on for protective gear

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – During his daily update on Saturday, Governor Andy Beshear said there are three new coronavirus-related deaths. One of them is from Fayette County, bringing the total number of deaths to 40.

Beshear also says there are 92 new confirmed cases in the state, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 917.

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As of Friday, Beshear reported 228 people have recovered.

The governor asked if any companies in Kentucky can help manufacture ventilators, they should do so.

“If you are a Kentucky company and you think you can do any of this, give us a call,” Beshear said. “If we can create our own manufacturing base to create PPE we will be in a better place than just about any state.”

The governor also reminded everyone of new recommendations that people leaving their house should wear cloth masks.

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Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at bmcswine@wtvq.com.