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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear orders non-essential retail businesses to close statewide

103 confirmed coronavirus cases in Kentucky
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Posted at 6:10 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 11:28:38-04

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In a news briefing Sunday evening, Governor Andy Beshear ordered all non-essential retail businesses in the state of Kentucky closed as of 8 p.m. Monday.

He listed grocery stores, home-improvement stores and liquor stores as examples of businesses that would remain open.

Beshear said there are now 103 cases of Kentucky residents infected with COVID-19. That number is up from the 87 Beshear reported on Saturday.

There have been three confirmed deaths due to the coronavirus in the state of Kentucky.

Beshear reinforced the idea that restaurants offering curbside pickup and delivery options would be allowed to continue doing so.

On Tuesday, March 17, Beshear closed adult daycares and criticized those who were not complying with social distancing mandates.