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Governor Beshear - 3 critical steps for preventing COVID19. 1. Social distancing.  2. Increase health care workers.  3. Donate PPE.  State park cabins to be used to quarantine first responders. 

54 new cases in past 24 hours

1008 total cases

19,955 tested

163 hospitalized

14 new deaths


Matt Hunt – BRDHD has 52 cases

2 Barren

2 Butler

5 Edmonson

4 Logan

13 Simpson

26 Warren

Homemade cloth face coverings are not a substitute to social distancing.  Encourage use when going out for essential items.  Masks are to be maintained for health care workers. There are directions on the CDC web page to make these cloth masks.


LMH – Initiative for more and quicker testing.  Gravity Lab in Northern KY is being used.  Hope to have 60,000 more test per month done.  Hub hospital – Medical Center, Spoke hospital – LMH is one of 3 locally.  These will be where Medical Doctors will send Tier I patients after screened for testing.  These hospitals will receive 15 kits per day, as long as the lab received the specimen by 6:00 AM the next morning they are looking at less than 24 hour turn around for results.  UPS will have a drop off and pick up site six days a week.  LMH received their first supplies this morning and will be sending their first specium out today.


Ambulance service – have seen an increase in 911 calls and calls wanting checked but not wanting to go to ER.


Emergency management – County as a whole is doing good on social distancing.  Commended everyone’s hard work and efforts.