One Additional Death Reported Over the Weekend From Edmonson Center
Darren Doyle, story:
An additional COVID-19 virus case was confirmed in Edmonson County today from the Barren River District Health Department; however, their death total had not been updated from Edmonson Center, who reported one additional death from the facility over the weekend for a total of 10 deaths in Edmonson County, all from the center.
The center has also had no new confirmed virus cases in 8 days, a positive sign that they have possibly reached a plateau.
The new coronavirus case confirmed in the county today brought the total number to 48 positive cases with 12 recoveries reported.
For the BRDHD, the total number of cases reported was 1260, with 818 coming from Warren County. There have also been a total of 464 reported recoveries and 23 deaths.
Gov. Beshear spoke today about the next steps and latest guidance for businesses as Kentucky's economy begins reopening.
“This is a big week. There is a lot of additional activity, but we have to make sure that we do it safely,” the Governor said. “I trust in you, and you have done so well thus far that I believe we can do this safely, but it has to be done differently. Let’s make sure that again Kentucky can do this just as well as anyone else.”
The Healthy at Work website now includes guidance for barbershops, cosmetology, hair salons, tanning salons and tattoo parlors. Gov. Beshear said the state also will be expanding June 1 reopening guidance to include aquatic centers (excluding public pools), fishing tournaments, and auto/dirt track racing.
On Tuesday, the Governor said June 8 marks the projected return for museums, outdoor attractions, aquariums, libraries and distilleries. Further out, June 11 will bring back the Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky State Park campgrounds and Otter Creek; and on June 15 some child care and limited-contact youth sports will be allowed.
As of 5 p.m. today, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 8,069 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 164 of which were newly confirmed Tuesday. He also reported 20 new deaths Tuesday, raising the total to 366 Kentuckians lost to the virus.
Beshear also said today that Walmart is greatly expanding its testing operations in the state.
In addition to Louisville and Bardstown locations, which are currently operating, new testing sites will open Friday, May 22, in Ashland, Bowling Green, Leitchfield, London, Paducah, Pikeville, and Richmond.
The Governor previously said that in partnership with Kroger, new testing locations would open in Richmond, Mayfield, Louisville, and Hartford this week. Information on how to register at more than 70 sites throughout the Commonwealth can be found at kycovid19.ky.gov.