State coronavirus cases remain level, holiday advice issued

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)The state’s coronavirus caseload continues to remain level with 239 cases reported Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear reported.

But the numbers pushed the state’s total since March 6 to 16,079.

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“Our case numbers are staying relatively stable, but we cant become complacent,” Beshear said. “Especially on a holiday weekend, where lots of families and friends may be getting together, we have to keep in mind the things that will protect us: washing hands, staying outside as much as possible, six feet away from people outside of your household, and wearing masks if you have to be inside or closer to each other.

Beshear reported nine new deaths Thursday, raising the total to 581 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

“These losses hurt. They hurt these nine families and they hurt each of us, because a loss to any Kentuckian is a loss to all Kentuckians,” said Beshear.

The deaths reported Thursday include 62- and 65- year-old men from Allen County; a 67-year-old man from Carroll County; an 81-year-old man from Gallatin County; an 84-year-old woman from Grayson County; an 81-year-old woman from Logan County; an 86-year-old woman and a 90-year-old man from Shelby County; and a 90-year-old woman from Warren County.

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