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Gov. Beshear reports highest number of cases ever for a Monday

Published: Nov. 23, 2020 at 3:45 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.

Gov. Beshear reported 2,135 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the state total to 160,232 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 8.97 percent positivity rate.

“Day in and day out, our health care workers are doing what it takes. So day in and day out, we have to, too. Think about their sacrifice, every day going into a unit where they could contract this virus that they see people die from,” said Gov. Beshear. “What about our sacrifice? Over these coming months until we get to a vaccine, are we willing to step up for them and for each other, to make sure we can all get through this?

There were five reported COVID-19 related deaths on Monday. The state death total is now 1,792.

The deaths reported Monday include a 73-year-old woman from Fayette County, a 73-year-old man from Harlan County, an 88-year-old man from McCracken County, an 83-year-old man from McCracken County and a 77-year-old man from Webster County.

As of Monday, 1,573 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 391 are in the ICU, and 203 are on ventilators. At least 26,611 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

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