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Gov. Beshear reveals 11 hospitals that will get first doses of vaccine in Ky.; death toll passes 2K

Published: Dec. 3, 2020 at 3:40 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

“Today, we passed some tough milestones both in the country and here in Kentucky. Today is the toughest day our country has ever seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, as we lost more people than any other day this year. We’re also at record hospitalizations across America,” said Gov. Beshear. “This ought to show us and tell us that now, more than ever, we need to do the right things to protect those around us.”

Gov. Beshear reported 3,895 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the state total to 190,601 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 10.07 percent positivity rate. Of Thursday’s new cases, 416 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 34 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday. The state death total is now 2,014.

Those reported lost to the virus today include a 65-year-old woman and two men, ages 63 and 69, from Barren County; an 86-year-old woman from Bell County; two women, ages 87 and 93, from Caldwell County; two women, ages 71 and 76, from Christian County; a 50-year-old man from Crittenden County; a 96-year-old woman from Daviess County; seven women, ages 65, 78, 87, 90, 94, 95 and 96, and two men, ages 81 and 93, from Fayette County; a 101-year-old woman from Graves County; a 64-year-old woman from Greenup County; a 69-year-old woman from Hickman County; two women, ages 82 and 94, from Jefferson County; a 62-year-old man from Marion County; a 94-year-old woman from McCracken County; a 76-year-old woman from Metcalfe County; a 91-year-old woman and an 88-year-old man from Oldham County; two women, ages 74 and 92, and two men, ages 84 and 88, from Warren County; and a 68-year-old man from Woodford County.

As of Thursday, 1,810 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 415 are in the ICU, and 240 are on ventilators. At least 28,755 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

Gov. Beshear began his news conferencing announcing the 11 hospitals that will receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine when it arrives in the state:

The current planned allocation for 12,675 doses going to hospitals is: Lourdes Hospital (975), Pikeville Medical Center (975), University of Kentucky Hospital (1,950), Baptist Health Madisonville (975), Baptist Hospital Louisville (975), St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood (975), Baptist Health Corbin (975), Baptist Health Lexington (975), Norton Hospital (1,950), Medical Center at Bowling Green (975) and University of Louisville Hospital (975).

All but seven counties in the state are in the red zone. You can find that data here.

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