Gov. Beshear reports 3,408 new COVID-19 cases; 26 deaths
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.
“Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and usually we get together with about 15 people,” said Gov. Beshear. “This year, we just can’t do that. I’m really disappointed, like all of us are, but protecting my parents, my kids, our neighbors and all of our health care workers has to come first. I’m grateful for all Kentuckians who are sacrificing this year to keep each other safe.”
Gov. Beshear reported 3,408 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 166,139 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 8.88 percent positivity rate.
There were 26 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday. The state death total is now 1,835.
The deaths reported Wednesday include a 60-year-old woman from Barren County; an 82-year-old man from Christian County; a 94-year-old woman from Daviess County; a 62-year-old man from Edmonson County; an 87-year-old man from Floyd County; a 91-year-old woman from Hancock County; a 90-year-old man from Hardin County; two women, ages 67 and 89, and three men, ages 62, 68 and 79, from Jefferson County; an 83-year-old man from Jessamine County; a 61-year-old woman from Lewis County; a 74-year-old woman and a 91-year-old man from Martin County; a 73-year-old woman from McLean County; a 98-year-old woman and a 66-year-old man from Monroe County; an 84-year-old man from Ohio County; two men, ages 79 and 87, from Oldham County; a 56-year-old woman from Spencer County; two women, ages 77 and 86, and a 77-year-old man from Warren County.
As of Wednesday, 1,734 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 409 are in the ICU, and 216 are on ventilators. At least 27,349 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.
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