Kentucky logged 4,560 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 47 deaths, marking one of the deadliest days of the pandemic thus far.
The new deaths due to COVID-19 amount to the third-highest total since the pandemic struck the commonwealth in March. Kentucky has lost a total of 2,991 residents to the new coronavirus.
Gov. Andy Beshear noted the looming, and “tragic,” milestone of 3,000 deaths.
“We can stop this,” Beshear said. “We need to wear masks. We need to follow the rules and restrictions, and now is not the time to pull away the authority that keeps us safe.”