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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

COVID-19 Surges, 2,700 New Cases reported in Kentucky

Today, Gov. Andy Beshear warned every Kentuckian that they must take the pandemic more seriously in order to protect themselves, their families and their community. 

On Wednesday, the Governor reported 2,700 new cases, the state’s highest ever daily total. In addition, the positivity rate has increased to 8.12%, the highest it has been since May 5.

“This entire state is in danger. COVID-19 is absolutely everywhere. We need everybody to wear your masks and follow red zone reduction recommendations and school recommendations. It is a must if you want to lessen the impact in your community,” said Gov. Beshear.

Today in Campbell County, Campbell County Judge Executive Steve Pendery, Fort Thomas Independent Schools Superintendent Dr. Karen Cheser and City of Fort Thomas Mayor Eric Haas released a joint video message calling for everyone to follow guidelines for mitigating Covid-19 spread. 

Case Information 
As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

Northern Kentucky positive cases:
Boone: 172 cases
Kenton: 153
Campbell: 75

New cases today: 2,700
New deaths today: 14
Positivity rate: 8.12%
Total deaths: 1,604
Currently hospitalized: 1,274
Currently in ICU: 297
Currently on ventilator: 151
Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Boone, Kenton, Hardin, Nelson, Campbell and Daviess.

Those reported lost to the virus today include a 62-year-old man from Bell County; a 56-year-old woman from Christian County; a 100-year-old woman from Fayette County; two women, ages 74 and 77, and six men, ages 61, 67, 71, 78, 84 and 97, from Jefferson County; a 77-year-old woman from Lawrence County; a 75-year-old man from Magoffin County; and an 85-year-old woman from Montgomery County.

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