FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Tuesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 3,053 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 3,053 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 308,729.
"That is the fourth highest Tuesday," Gov. Beshear noted. "It is higher than the last couple of weeks, it is pretty close to about three weeks ago. We're trying to determine where these numbers are going, we're sure it is a surge caused by gatherings through the holidays."
Gov. Beshear also announced 22 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 2,944.
As of Tuesday, 1,733 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 397 of which are in the ICU and 205 of which are on a ventilator. At least 39,200 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19.
Gov. Beshear added that a vaccine update will be provided on Thursday.