11 Covid 19 Deaths in Kentucky Thursday

The governor reported 11 new COVID-19 related deaths. That brings the state’s total number of deaths to 31. We’re told the new deaths are from Fayette, Jefferson, Boyd, Pulaski, Grant and Kenton counties.
During Thursday’s news conference, Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown announced the governor signed an executive order that resulted in sentencing commutations of 186 C and D-class felons that may be more vulnerable to the virus. Sec. Brown said 743 additional inmates within six months of completion of their sentences could also be released as soon as next week.
Beshear says inmates eligible for this are in prison for non-violent and non-sex related crimes.
the state is moving ahead with plans to convert the fairgrounds in Louisville into a 2,000-bed field hospital. He said the Kentucky National Guard and Army Corps of Engineers is working to help with this.
Governor Beshear also made the official announcement during his news conference that he has recommended that Kentucky schools remain closed to in-person classes through May 1. He said there is a real chance we don’t go back to in-person classes this year, but we’re not there yet.
The governor announced he has expanded his executive order regarding out of state travel. He said the new restrictions requiring out-of-state travelers (not including those just passing through) to quarantine for 14 days.
There will be no overnight stays in state parks beginning Friday.