LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – As coronavirus cases continue to ‘ravage’ parts of the country, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear reiterated a travel advisory on Tuesday asking citizens not to travel to hard-hit states . If you plan to travel to Florida, Arizona, Texas, or any other state with a positivity rate of 15% or more, “cancel them,” Beshear said in a briefing. “When we know we’re going to lose more people, when we have to take control of that, I always learn people are going to the beach,” Beshear said, noting that Florida had just had its highest number. deaths in one day. . “We cannot take a break from this business and we cannot go to these areas.” Beshear said this was the 5th step Kentucky has taken recently to slow the escalation of COVID-19 cases in the state. He first published the travel advisory on July 20. Other guidelines, all suggested by the White House, Beshear noted, are a mask warrant, closing bars for two weeks, limiting capacity indoor restaurants at 25% and social gatherings capped at 10 people or less. In addition, Beshear expressed concern that citizens who have been to those states are returning to Kentucky. He said he “hopes” these people will be tested to make sure they don’t have the virus. While the state reported 532 new infections on Tuesday, that number is lower than the 10-day average and “we may already be seeing an impact” from the mask mandate, “Beshear said.” Do not look for an excuse to “wear a mask,” he said, noting that many people have complained that some protesters do not wear masks and gather in large groups. ”If our response to that is that ‘any other person won’t do it, we’re not going to do it. it, “so there’s no way we’re going to get through this.” Everyone has to do the right thing. What’s more, the positivity rate, or the percentage of positive test results in the past seven days, fell to 5.08%, the first time it has dropped in four days. 584 people currently hospitalized with the virus, which is also less than in previous days, Beshear said. The total number of positive cornoravirus cases for Kentucky is now over 28,000. The governor said Kentucky has 21 children under the age of five contracted with the virus. “This is a trend that we are seeing across the country,” he said, noting that the youngest victim is two months old. “We cannot live under the illusion that children are not infected with the virus.” And 10 more citizens have died, bringing the state’s total on Tuesday to 719 coronavirus-related deaths. The deaths reported Tuesday include a 74-year-old woman from Butler County; an 84-year-old man from Fayette County; two women, aged 86 and 87. , and an 82-year-old man from Jefferson County; two women, aged 89 and 101, and one man, 83, from Logan County; a 37-year-old man from the county of Lyon; and a 73-year-old woman from Oldham County. Beshear said he expects the restaurant’s capacity to increase in the coming weeks as he believes the mask mandate and other steps will work and reduce the number of cases and the positivity rate. and I understand businesses that care about their future, ”he said. “What is in charge here is the virus and we need to respond to it.” Copyright 2020 WDRB Media. All rights reserved. .
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