Dr. Birx told Kentucky governor she had ‘significant concerns’ about the state’s coronavirus case rise and recommended he close bars
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- Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, recommended that the state of Kentucky close its bars and reduce restaurant capacity, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
- “We have significant concerns about the rising test positivity rate and the rising number of cases,” Birx told Gov. Andy Beshear and state health leaders at the meeting.
- Beshear is expected to make an announcement later Monday about additional steps he’s taking to combat the spread of COVID-19.
- Kentucky has counted 27,079 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the state health department, and 8% of tests administered over the last week have come back positive, per Johns Hopkins University.
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White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx in a meeting with Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and state health officials on Sunday said she was …continued .
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