Over 300 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Statewide Tuesday

Yesterday in Kentucky, there were 315 newly reported cases of COVID-19.

Also, 11 new deaths Tuesday, raising the state’s total to 537 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

In Russell County, there were no new cases of the virus reported yesterday.  Currently, three Russell County residents are positive for the virus, with two of them on home isolation, and the other still hospitalized in Somerset.

Beginning Monday, just about everything in the commonwealth will be open, from bars, wedding venues, public pools and even Kentucky Kingdom, Governor Andy Beshear announced this week.   Beshear said starting Monday, June 29th, people can begin gathering in groups of 50 or fewer people. Adherence to rules on social distancing, mask use and sanitation remains critically important, and people in more vulnerable categories should continue to avoid such gatherings.

Persons are reminded to Continue to socially distance, wear face masks, wash hands frequently, and do temperature screenings at work and places of businesses.

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