As of 4 p.m. July 2, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 16,079 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 239 of which were newly reported Thursday.
“Our case numbers are staying relatively stable, but we can’t become complacent,” said Gov. Beshear. “Especially on a holiday weekend, where lots of families and friends may be getting together, we have to keep in mind the things that will protect us: washing hands, staying outside as much as possible, six feet away from people outside of your household, and wearing masks if you have to be inside or closer to each other.”
Unfortunately, Gov. Beshear reported nine new deaths Thursday, raising the total to 581 Kentuckians lost to the virus.
The deaths reported Thursday include 62- and 65- year-old men from Allen County; a 67-year-old man from Carroll County; an 81-year-old man from Gallatin County; an 84-year-old woman from Grayson County; an 81-year-old woman from Logan County; an 86-year-old woman and a 90-year-old man from Shelby County; and a 90-year-old woman from Warren County.
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