Over 2,000 new cases reported in Kentucky on Thursday, highest other than day with backlog

Posted at 4:16 PM, Nov 05, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Thursday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 2,318 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, this brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 115,277.

"The only time before that we were above 2,000 was when we had a big backlog from Fayette County," Gov. Beshear noted. "There is no backlog in this one. We're not only over 2,000, we went way over 2,000."

Gov. Beshear also announced 20 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 1,534.

As of Thursday, 1,102 Kentuckians are hospitalized for coronavirus-related reasons, 291 of which are in the ICU and 129 of which are on a ventilator. At least 20,304 Kentuckians have recovered from COVID-19.