Andy Beshear said the state take " Additional steps "



FRANKFORT, Ky. — In a Sunday press conference, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said the state will take "additional steps" to prevent the spread of coronavirus following a conversation with the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

The announcement will include guidance on schools and other moves that will have a “maximum impact” on curbing case numbers.

"I will not let us become an Alabama, a Florida or an Arizona. We’ve got to take proactive steps and that’s what we’re trying to do," said Gov. Beshear.

Beshear says he plans to make that announcement on Monday.

In recent weeks, coronavirus cases have increased. On Saturday, the state recorded its second-highest single-day total since the pandemic began with 836 cases.

Dr. Deborah Birx, Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force said that Kentucky has a "real opportunity" to curb infection while the state sits at a 5 to 7 percent positivity rate.

Dr. Birx said the first wave of the pandemic spread in rural areas and now cases started spreading at "household levels."

On Sunday, Kentucky reported 316 additional cases and 4 new deaths raising the death toll to 700.

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