Gov. Andy Beshear in a Thursday update on COVID-19 in Kentucky reported 2,318 new cases and 20 newly reported deaths. Beshear emphasized the importance of wearing masks and staying home. He reiterated the importance of the state-issued mask mandate saying, “a mandate is only as good as the number of people who will follow it.” 

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Tennessee is offering drive-through COVID-19 testing on Saturday in rural areas in each of the three grand divisions. 

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's administration is offering $5 million in grants for charter schools across the state. 

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  Kentucky’s Republican Secretary of State is proud of the bipartisan agreement he and the Democratic governor struck to ensure greater access to the polls through the COVID-19 pandemic — and he plans to push to make some of those changes permanent.

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Governor Andy Beshear confirmed 1,635 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases ever in the state to 113,009 cases.

Almost two-thirds of Americans say the country is on the wrong track, a majority disapprove of the job President Trump is doing and more than half do not think the COVID-19 pandemic is under control, according to early data from AP VoteCast.

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On Election Day, Kentucky reported its 6th highest day of COVID-19 cases, which included 255 positive cases among kids under 18. 

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In the last weeks of October, parts of the Ohio Valley saw coronavirus records broken almost every day. In the Ohio Valley, Kentucky and Ohio set new records for hospitalizations due to COVID-19, and Kentuckyreported the most positive cases in a single week since the pandemic began — 9,335. West Virginia, which has been insulated from the worst of the pandemic also saw a surge in cases.

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  Gov. Andy Beshear reported 1,941 new coronavirus cases Friday afternoon in his daily update on COVID-19, bringing the overall state total to 105,242 cases.

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On March 16, Governor Andy Beshear announced the new coronavirus had contributed to the death of a man in Bourbon County. He was the first person in Kentucky to die from the virus.