Edmonson County Schools Extend In-Person Closure Through May 1, At Governor's Recommendation
Darren Doyle, story:
The Barren River District Health Department has confirmed 40 cases of COVID-19 in the Barren River District today, six of which have recovered. This is one more case than yesterday's update, which showed an additional case in Warren County. Barren County has one, Butler County has one, Edmonson County is still holding at five, Logan County has three, Simpson County has 12, and Warren County has 18.
In Governor Beshear's live conference today, he reported that yesterday's statewide total needed to be adjusted to 670 as some of Wednesday's numbers incorrectly included out-of-state residents as well as some duplicates.
Today's additional 100 reported confirmed cases were the single highest jump in the day-to-day numbers, bringing the state's total number of COVID-19 cases to 770. The Governor also reported 11 new deaths from the coronavirus today.
Beshear also recommended all schools extend their in-person closures through Friday, May 1st. Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools Patrick Waddell confirmed this afternoon to the Edmonson Voice that county schools will follow suit and remain closed through that period. Waddell said more updates regarding school information will be released soon.
Governor Beshear also said today that it is a real possibility that school will not be back in session this year but that he wasn't ready to make that call just yet.
The Governor also announced new executive orders: