190 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ky., two new deaths

During Monday’s update, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced 190 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state and two new deaths.

Governor Beshear says those numbers—which brings the overall state total up to, 11,516—show that cases remain in a manageable range.

He spent several minutes discussing how his administration intends to ensure health insurance coverage for 100 percent of African-Americans in Kentucky, as he says the pandemic has highlighted the inequalities in the healthcare system.

There were 70 cases reported on Sunday and reported 120 on Monday, with the Governor saying testing has significantly increased across the state, with 285,358 individuals now having been tested.

Two more Kentuckians have died, bringing the total up to 473 since the pandemic began.

Total number of recovered is up to 3,489, and targeted testing in the state’s long term facilities continues to take place, in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus in those areas. Kentucky families with students who normally receive free or reduced-price meals at school may get financial assistance to replace those meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program.  People can apply for the benefits at benefind.ky.gov.

Tennessee saw an increase of 563 COVID-19 cases, putting their total at 26,944 and three more deaths, up to 421.  Montgomery County is at 301 cases, Robertson County is up to 567 and Stewart County is at 15 cases.