Beshear says more restrictions are likely as the state sees an increase in COVID-19 cases


KENTUCKY (WKYT) – The United States is reeling from a surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide, including in Kentucky.

COVID-19 in Kentucky continues to set number records. We are about halfway to November and Fayette County has already had the most cases in a month.

Governor Basheer says he will issue new restrictions on Wednesday. But he also said that he would be targeted and would look different from earlier restrictions.

“We did not have enough tests at that time. We had almost no PPE for their safety in hospitals. We did not know the most effective ways to treat this virus that the mortality rate was through the roof. And we did not know much about the spread of the virus.

Mandates have begun to be given in the same states as in Kentucky.

The governor of West Virginia announced a masked mandate a few days ago. So what was Ohio.

In Indiana, his governor decided in late September to lift almost all business and crowd restrictions. Their hospitals saw an increase in COVID-19 patients and a new order was placed limiting the crowd size. He also has a masked mandate.

In Tennessee, there is no mask mandate or ban on restaurants.

“I noticed that in New York only to limit ceremonies to 10. We’re already at 10. I think Indiana and Ohio have some restrictions. Some counties have different businesses with capacity down to 50%, We are already there. We are seeing a masked mandate in North Dakota, we have been since the summer. So, I believe we have been aggressive, “said Beshar.

Health experts say they believe the current spike is due to part of Halloween celebrations.

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