Additional COVID-19 deaths reported in area

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Governor Andy Beshear announced 208 new cases of COVID-19 today in Kentucky, bringing the total number of confirmed statewide cases to 6,129.

In addition, 11 more people have died in the last 24 hours, as a total of 294 Kentuckians have now passed away due to the virus.

In this area, both Edmonson and Logan counties reported additional deaths Thursday night with two in Edmonson County bringing their death total to 6, and one additional in Logan County bringing that county’s total to two.

Several counties in the viewing area saw confirmed case increases over the last 24 hours.

Warren County saw the largest increase again with 22 new confirmed cases. Logan County saw the second highest increase with an additional 10 confirmed cases.

Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Hart, Metcalfe and Allen counties all also reporting additional cases.

At Warren County coronavirus testing sites Thursday, 48 people were tested at the Southern Kentucky Community and Technical College. As of 4:30 p.m., 162 people had been tested at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary school and 352 were tested at South Warren High School for a one day testing total of 552, according to Warren County
Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon.

The good news is a total of 2,177 people have recovered from the virus and Beshear reports that 81,391 tests have been administered throughout the commonwealth.

In his evening press conference, the governor announced that on May 22, as part of phase two of the state’s reopening plan, restaurants will be able to open their inside dining areas at 33 percent capacity and open their outdoor seating area with unlimited capacity.