Gov. Beshear says no Saturday briefing; Friday total cases near 5,000

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Gov. Beshear says there won’t be a Saturday coronavirus update, breaking weeks of daily updates.

He says he needs a mental health break as well.

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Saturday would have also been the Kentucky Derby which is now postponed. Gov. Beshear also recognized Oaks Day and its mission to increase breast cancer awareness.

Friday’s coronavirus numbers:

  • New cases: 177
  • Total cases: 4,879
  • New deaths: 8
  • Total deaths: 248
  • Total recovered: 1,752

Gov. Beshear said some people are no-shows at coronavirus testing sites. He reminds everyone to follow through with their appointments.

In total, 57,648 Kentuckians were tested this week.