Tomorrow Gov. Andy Beshear said will be announcing new steps to control the growth of this virus. "These will not be recommendations," said the governor.
Gov. Beshear said that the announcements will not include a general curfew as was just instituted in Ohio, but will include actions related to bars and restaurants, and a program to help them. The mandates will begin immediately at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
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Dr. Steven Stack, Kentucky’s public health commissioner, said the spread of the virus this week has been "terrifying."
“The numbers show no sign of relenting,” Stack said. “This week is on track to set a new record, already, with just two days worth of data. There has to be some sort of intervention.”
New cases information
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:
New cases today: 2,931
New deaths today: 33 (most deaths related to Covid-19 in one day).
Positivity rate: 9.10%
Total deaths: 1,697
Currently hospitalized: 1,521
Currently in ICU: 354
Currently on ventilator: 178
Boone - 84
Kenton - 83
Campbell - 51
Grant - 15
Pendleton - 12