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Beshear: Kentucky virus-related death total hits 20

31 new NKY cases in one day
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Posted at 4:39 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 18:34:10-04

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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced two new virus-related deaths and 680 total cases of COVID-19 statewide.

The total number of virus-related deaths in Kentucky has reached 20, Beshear said at a press conference Wednesday.

The Northern Kentucky Health Department also reported 72 confirmed virus cases in the region on Wednesday, 31 more since Tuesday. NKY Health says there are 36 cases in Kenton County, 18 in Campbell County, 16 in Boone County and two in Grant County. There have been three deaths in the region so far.

On Tuesday, Beshear announced seven new deaths, including a woman from Campbell County who was over 80 years old and had multiple underlying health issues.

Earlier this week, Beshear signed an executive order asking people not to travel to other states except to work, seek healthcare, attend court, care for loved ones or get necessities from across state lines if you live near the border. You can read more about that order and how it affects Northern Kentuckians here.