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300 Kentuckians in the ICU for coronavirus-related reasons, state positivity rate highest since May

Posted at 4:25 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 18:40:02-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Monday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 1,745 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky on Monday, making it the new highest number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kentucky on a Monday. After the removal of duplicates, the 1,745 new cases bring Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 122,567.

Monday's positivity rate was 7.49%.

"That is the highest since May 5," Gov. Beshear said. "Remember, back in May, without as much testing as we have now, we were saying make sure you're sick when you go and get tested."

Gov. Beshear also announced 11 new coronavirus-related deaths, including a 43-year-old woman from Fayette County, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 1,576.

As of Monday, 1,133 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 300 of which are in the ICU and 142 of which are on ventilators.

"That is the highest ever," Gov. Beshear said of the 300 Kentuckians in the ICU. "Since yesterday, just since yesterday, though this could be an effect of the weekend, 21 new people in the ICU."