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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced in a press release Wednesday 4,560 new coronavirus cases, the third-highest number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, along with dozens of newly reported deaths.

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear during today’s coronavirus update said the commonwealth is in a promising downward trend in COVID-19 numbers. Today he announced an additional 3,481 cases, a small decline since last Wednesday, with 16 new COVID-related deaths.

Beshear said there is evidence the commonwealth may not only be slowing down the exponential growth, but may be plateauing in cases. Today, there were a total of 209,136 cases in Kentucky and the positivity rate is at 9.23%, which he said further illustrates six straight days of decline.

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Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged Kentuckians to “stay strong” in a press release Friday, as coronavirus cases rise and the test positivity rate for the state reaches a record high since the pandemic began.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday announced the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in the state since the pandemic began, with 3,173 newly reported cases. Beshear also reported 25 new deaths, another record daily high. Beshear said that there’s a continuous surge of cases in the commonwealth “that is concerning and deadly” and the “power to stop it is in our hands.” 

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Governor Andy Beshear announced 1,738 new cases of coronavirus Saturday. That’s Kentucky’s highest one-day total since the virus reached the commonwealth in March (besides October 7, when 1,472 backlogged cases were reported from Fayette County).

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A plan to spend $13 million for upgraded safety and mental health services in Fayette schools will soon go before the school board.  Superintendent Manny Caulk unveiled the 10-point program Monday at Dunbar High School.

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Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney Lou Anna Red Corn says if proposed state budget cuts are enacted, her office’s ability to assist police in fighting crime will be diminished.

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The Fayette County Health Department is preparing for a lengthy mosquito season. A demonstration Wednesday at Lexington’s historic McConnell Springs focused on revised control techniques.

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Students, teachers, and staff at a Lexington high school are mourning the sudden unexplained death of a student athlete. Star Ifeacho died shortly after coming off the basketball court at Dunbar High School Wednesday.


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Fayette County health officials are reporting two cases of mumps in the Lexington area.  These are the first confirmed cases of the viral disease this year.