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.