Beshear confirms 50 new coronavirus cases in Kentucky

State total reaches 248

Beshear confirms 50 new coronavirus cases in Kentucky
During his daily media briefing from Frankfort, Beshear said it was the largest single-day increase so far.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday that there are 50 new cases of the coronavirus across the state.

During his daily media briefing from Frankfort, Beshear said it was the largest single-day increase so far.

The state has now diagnosed 248 total cases.

Among the new cases is a 90-year-old man in a Perry County nursing home. That patient is no longer in the home, which is now being cleaned, the governor said. He added that it’s the first case of a nursing-home patient being diagnosed.

“There are people of all ages getting the coronavirus in Kentucky,” Beshear said.

Fourteen of the new cases are in Jefferson County. Earlier Thursday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer reported

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Posted by WAVE 3 News on Thursday, March 26, 2020

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