Kentucky reports 244 new coronavirus cases Saturday

Kentucky reports 244 new coronavirus cases Saturday
The number of new coronavirus cases announced on Saturday brings the state's total to 7,688.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX19) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced 244 new coronavirus cases in a video posted to his YouTube channel on Saturday.

Thirty of these newest cases come from Boone County, the governor says.

Kenton County reports seven more cases while two more come from Campbell County, Gov. Beshear announced in the video.

Kentucky’s overall number of cases is now at 7,688, according to the governor.

Two more Kentuckians have died from the coronavirus, which brings the state’s death toll to 334, the governor announced in the YouTube video.

To date, Kentucky conducted 129,405 coronavirus tests.

Testing capacity will continue to be an important aspect as the state moves towards reopening.

Less than a week from now on May 22, groups of 10 or fewer people will be able to gather.

May 22 is also the day Kentucky’s travel ban will expire.

The governor cited the state’s flattened case curve in moving the dates forward, saying he has seen “very positive signs” from general testing numbers.

On May 18, government offices and agencies will reopen.

Two days later, on May 20, retailers and funeral services will be able to reopen.

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