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Nearly 4,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky on Thanksgiving

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Posted at 6:01 PM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 18:03:55-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 3,870 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky on Thanksgiving, making it the new high for daily cases reported in the state. There were 1,747 additional new cases of COVID-19 reported on Friday.

“These new case reports are truly alarming. Please be careful when you’re shopping and consider safer options, like purchasing gifts online for delivery or curbside pick-up,” said Gov. Beshear in a press release. “Wash your hands, stay six feet apart from other shoppers and wear a mask at all times. Now is the time we need everyone to buckle down, stay strong and stop this surge in cases.”

There were 32 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Kentucky on Thanksgiving while four more were reported on Friday, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 1,871.

As of Friday, 1,714 Kentuckians hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 390 of which are in the ICU and 216 of which are on a ventilator.