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.