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Saturday COVID-19 update: 2,437 new cases, 14 more deaths

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-28 16:17:36-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Saturday November 28, Governor Andy Beshear announced 2,437 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky.

The number of Kentuckians hospitalized is currently at 1,722. 408 of those patients are in the ICU and 220 are using a ventilator.

The current positivity rate is 8.95%.

With December around the corner, we are entering the tenth month of the pandemic. Governor Beshear is encouraging Kentuckians to "stay strong," knowing that a vaccine is around the corner.

“I know we’re tired. I know many of us are disappointed we couldn’t celebrate Thanksgiving or enjoy Black Friday shopping the way we usually do. But I promise you: we have come so far and we are almost there. Hang on, Team Kentucky,” said Governor Beshear.

14 more Kentuckians have died after contracting COVID-19. The death toll since March stands at 1,885.