Beshear confirms 45 new cases of coronavirus in Kentucky

Beshear confirms 45 new cases of coronavirus in Kentucky
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday confirmed 45 new cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky. (Source: Commonwealth of Kentucky)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday confirmed 45 new cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky.

That’s roughly half the 92 new cases Beshear announced Saturday, which was the largest single-day increase since the crisis began. While that may be considered, Beshear urged Kentuckians not to let their guards down.

“Even in our best-case scenario ... we are going to have an escalation of cases,” the governor said. “We are in that escalation now.”

Fifteen new cases were reported in Fayette County, and nine more were reported in Jefferson County. In all, Kentucky is dealing with 439 total cases of the coronavirus.

“This is our test of humanity, and I know we’re going to pass it,” Beshear said.

Sunday’s announcement marked the second straight day that no new deaths were reported in Kentucky.

Earlier Sunday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Jefferson County had reported a total of 140 cases.

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Posted by WAVE 3 News on Sunday, March 29, 2020

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