New Steps Announced to Combat Coronavirus

Gov. Andy Beshear announced yesterday that Kentucky bars must close and restaurants will have to reduce their indoor capacity to 25 percent.   The new order, which comes as the number of active COVID-19 cases continues to increase daily, goes into effect immediately and will last for two weeks.

Beshear noted that the new order is “going to hurt a lot of restaurants, but the White House’s modeling shows this is absolutely necessary to control the spread of the virus.”

In the Lake Cumberland area, there were 28 new cases reported yesterday, with four of those cases being in Russell County.   Pulaski County led the area with 15 news cases.  The new Russell County cases include a 48-year-old male, a 57-year-old male, a 46-year-old female, and a 24-year-old male.

Public health officials noted there had been a cluster of COVID-19 among employees at the Casey County Health Department. The Casey County Health Department is closed for the remainder of the week.

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