FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 3,691 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 3,691 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 217,120.
“These numbers are still high and we are still watching for any increases related to the Thanksgiving holiday, but we are making progress in our fight against this invisible enemy,” said Gov. Beshear in a press release. “I hope this gives everyone the courage and grit to keep going, to keep doing what we know is right, things like wearing a mask and staying socially distant, because we know they are working.”
Friday's positivity rate was 8.86%, making it the eighth straight day that the positivity rate has decreased. Thursday's positivity rate was 9.13%.
Gov. Beshear also announced 22 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 2,168.
As of Friday, 1,717 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 432 of which are in the ICU and 253 of which are on a ventilator.