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Beshear: 1,008 COVID-19 cases in Kentucky

14 new deaths bring total to 59
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Posted at 4:14 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 21:41:00-04

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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced there have been 1,008 total confirmed cases of coronavirus in Kentucky with 59 virus-related deaths. Fourteen of those deaths are newly reported as of April 6.

In Kenton County, a 96-year-old man and 4 women, ages 89, 91, 91 and 92, were among the victims of the virus reported on Monday.

2 people died in Campbell County, a 63-year-old man and an 81-year-old woman.

Watch the press conference in the player below:

In Northern Kentucky, there have been 141 confirmed cases in four counties with 13 deaths, according to the latest numbers from NKY Health.

Governor Beshear also put out an urgent call to any person or organization who could donate PPE to frontline workers in the fight against the coronavirus.

“I know we still have more PPE out there, and we need it. This is a call to action, and you all have responded, but I know there’s more,” Beshear said.

Beshear said cabins in state parks would be use for quarantining first responders who tested positive for the coronavirus, so they wouldn't infect their families.

WCPO will update this story.

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