Friday marks second straight day of record daily cases of COVID-19

Posted at 5:21 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 17:30:52-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — For the second straight day, the highest daily number of new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky.

Gov. Beshear announced that 3,825 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Friday.

“This is exponential growth. It is shattering records over and over until we stop it. That’s why we are taking action – we have to,” said Gov. Beshear in a press release. “We’ve got more than 10,000 students quarantined right now just based on the last two weeks alone. We’ve got to do so much better.

There were 20 coronavirus-related deaths also reported, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 1,762. Friday's positivity rate was 9.15%.

As of Friday, 1,544 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 366 of which are in the ICU and 188 of which are on a ventilator.

Friday also marks the day that new restrictions go into effect.