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4/13/2020- Kroger joins state government to test for COVID-19

In his evening press conference last night, Governor Andy Beshear announced that there are now 1,963 cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. Of these cases, 134 were newly confirmed. Also of these cases, 607 have recovered from the virus. However, there were three new deaths reported last night, bringing the state’s total to 97. The Governor announced a partnership last night that will greatly expand the testing capability in Kentucky. Kroger is partnering with state government in an effort to test up to 20,000 people statewide over the next five weeks. This would almost double the amount of tests done so far. Kroger is providing the medical personnel, personal protective equipment, and sign-up portal for those to register. This is a drive-thru testing site, the first of which will open in Franklin County. The Governor says he hopes to announce three more sites in the next two weeks. These tests are for those with symptoms, health care workers, first responders, those aged 65 and older, and those with chronic health conditions. Test results will be expected within approximately 48 hours with the new site. Kentuckians who are eligible can register online at thelittleclinic.com/drivethru-testing.

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