Record number of new cases, deaths reported in Kentucky on Tuesday

Posted at 4:08 PM, Dec 01, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Tuesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 4,151 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky, making it the most amount of daily cases reported in Kentucky since the pandemic began. After the removal of duplicates, the 4,151 new cases brings Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 183,168.

Tuesday's positivity rate was 9.59%.

Gov. Beshear also announced 35 new coronavirus-related deaths, also a daily record in Kentucky, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 1,943.

As of Tuesday, 1,777 Kentuckians are hospitalized due to coronavirus-related reasons, 441 of which are in the ICU and 241 of which are on a ventilator. All three of those are also daily records. At least 28,468 Kentuckians have made a full recovery from COVID-19.