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Kentucky Records Its Highest One Day Total Of Coronavirus Cases

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear reported, by far, the highest one day total of coronavirus cases Sunday.  The governor announced 979 new COVID-19 cases. 

The state’s previous largest one day total came back on May fifth with 625 cases.  Of that number in early May more than 300 of those cases stemmed from an outbreak at a western Kentucky prison.

The governor warned Kentuckians could face dire days ahead without renewed efforts to rein in the virus spread.  Three new deaths were also reported. 

Public Health Commissioner Steven Stack said Sunday typically finds limited reporting which make the close to a thousand cases more alarming.  Stack went on to say in the interest of accuracy the state was going to reach out and confirm results with some of the major labs. 

The public health commissioner called the surge in positive cases a shocking wake-up call.

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