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Gov. Beshear gives Team Kentucky update

The COVID-19 incidence rate in Kentucky as of November 15.
The COVID-19 incidence rate in Kentucky as of November 15.(Kentucky Dept. for Public Health)
Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 11:13 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2021 at 3:14 PM CST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KFVS) - Governor Andy Beshear gave a Team Kentucky update on Monday, November 15.

Governor Beshear said new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky appear to be hitting a plateau, after declining for seven weeks in a row.

“The top line here is it does look like we’ve plateaued. That’s not a reason to think that there is another surge,” said Governor Beshear. “It looks like we have plateaued on the positivity rate at about 5.5%. We are still at a very serious level.”

In Kentucky, children make up 25-30 percent of all new COVID-19 cases.

The governor encouraged parents and caregivers for this age group to talk to their health care provider or pharmacist about scheduling their child’s COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

Cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky

As of Nov. 15, the Kentucky Department for Public Health reported 726 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 additional deaths.

The positivity rate is 5.73 percent.

Currently, 719 Kentuckians are hospitalized with COVID-19. Of those, 191 are in the ICU and 105 are on ventilators.

The governor said 2,611,059 people have received at least one vaccine dose in Kentucky; and 425,401 have received a vaccination booster.

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