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Ky. COVID-19 cases at 831; six more deaths reported

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Published: Apr. 3, 2020 at 4:10 PM EDT
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Gov. Andy Beshear held his daily news conference to give updates on the COVID-19 situation in Kentucky.

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According to the

, the total number of cases on Friday is now at least 831 with 37 deaths. Thursday's totals were 770 cases and 31 deaths.

The governor says there were four deaths in Jefferson Co. and one each in Madison and Hopkins counties.

"Don't let these deaths become a numbers game," Gov. Beshear said. "Everybody that we've lost are real, special, important people, children of God."

Friday's new cases are in Jefferson, Boyd, Boyle, Fayette, Kenton, Adair, Bullitt, Campbell, Franklin, Henderson, Scott, Allen, Anderson, Caldwell, Calloway, Carter, Christian, Clark, Davis, Edmonson, Graves, Greenup, Hardin, Jessamine, Madison, Mason, Montgomery, Oldham, Russell, Johnson counties.

Gov. Beshear also says there are now six nursing homes in the state that have residents that have tested positive for COVID-19 and three nursing homes with positive-tested staff.

Beshear confirms 15,572 tests have been performed so far in Kentucky, although he says they still believe the actual number is much higher.

The governor also reported some good news, saying 228 people have fully recovered from the virus.

During Friday's news conference, the governor asked for people to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) through a central location: 833-GIVE-PPE (833-448-3773) or

. You can also donate PPE at all 16 Kentucky State Police posts across the state and at the KYTC district offices in Louisville and Lexington.

Governor Beshear says it is hard to say how long all these restrictions will be in place, but he says definitely through end of April.

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