Darren Doyle, story:
Governor Andy Beshear extended his mask mandate in his daily press conference today, October 6, 2020, for another 30 days, which makes the third time since signing the executive order on July 10th declaring that all Kentuckians must wear a mask when inside public places and other situations.
Beshear said wearing a face covering is the single most important thing everyone can do to fight COVID-19.
“We saw with the last escalation that we have the power to stop it if we simply do what we know works and that is wearing a mask and engaging in social distancing,” he said. “If we are honest with ourselves, we know that fewer people are wearing masks right now than they were when we took steps in July on the mask mandate to stop that escalation.”
Today Beshear said there were at least 74,194 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 1,054 of which were newly reported.
The Governor also mentioned that Kentucky has a 98.3% coronavirus survival rate.