Ky. announces highest weekly COVID-19 case total

Ky. announces highest weekly COVID-19 case total
Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday implored Kentuckians, especially those in red zone counties, to follow the recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Source: Office of the Governor/KET)

KENTUCKY (KFVS) - Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday implored Kentuckians, especially those in red zone counties, to follow the recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19, with a continued escalation in cases that includes Kentucky’s highest test positivity rate in more than half a year and the highest number of cases in a week by almost 500 cases.

As of 4 p.m. Nov. 8, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

  • New cases: 1,177
  • New deaths: 4
  • Total deaths: 1,565
  • Currently hospitalized: 1,102
  • Currently in ICU: 279
  • Currently on ventilator: 148

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Warren, Kenton and Boone.

Those reported lost to the virus Sunday include two 92-year-old men and a 77-year-old man from Hardin County; and a 76-year-old man from Marion County.

Reporting is limited on Sundays.

Additional information, including the number of Kentuckians who’ve recovered from COVID-19, will be reported Monday.

To view the full daily report, incidence rate map, testing locations, long term-care and other congregate facilities update, school reports, the White House Coronavirus Task Force reports for Kentucky and other key guidance visit, kycovid19.ky.gov.

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