Gov. Beshear: Kentucky now over 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths

Posted at 4:18 PM, Dec 03, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Thursday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 3,895 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 3,895 new cases of COVID-19 brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 190,601.

"That is our second highest day that we have ever had, and it is the highest Thursday that we've had" Gov. Beshear noted.

Gov. Beshear also announced 34 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 2,014.

"That is our third highest day," Gov. Beshear said about the number of new deaths reported. "Yesterday was our highest and the day before was our second (highest). So we've had our three highest days of COVID fatalities all in a row, and we've had 118 deaths since Monday alone."

As of Thursday, 1,810 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 415 of which are in the ICU and 240 of which are on ventilators.