Beshear: 94 of 120 Counties In “Red Zone” For COVID Cases

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Governor Beshear says more than three-fourths of the state’s counties are listed among the hardest-hit areas from the COVID-19 outbreak. He said 94 of the state’s 120 counties are now reported to be in the red zone. People in those counties are asked to follow stricter recommended guidelines to contain the virus. Kentucky reported 2,342 new coronavirus cases and 18 more virus-related deaths Thursday. More than 1,300 virus patients are hospitalized in Kentucky, including nearly 300 in intensive care. (The latest numbers for Breckinridge County as of Thursday had 52 active cases and a “red zone” designation.)