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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Gov. Beshear: Daily Case Total Falls by 1,000, State Surpasses 3 Million Tests

Today, Gov. Andy Beshear heralded some positive signs in Kentucky’s fight against the coronavirus: Daily, week-over-week positive cases fell by 1,000 Tuesday and the commonwealth surpassed more than 3 million COVID-19 tests administered.

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“We have built in the last nine months a system that provides over 350 testing locations, that has now done more than 3 million tests in a state that 4.4 million people,” the Governor said.

He also said that they were working on protocols to put into place that would allow for in-person learning by early 2021. 

"We expect to have options for in-person learning for state as of Jan. 4, including counties in the "red zone", with guidance as early as next week," he said. 

Case Information 

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, daily update:
New cases today: 3,114 
New deaths today: 20 
Positivity rate: 9.56%
Total deaths: 2,102
Currently hospitalized: 1,760 
Currently in ICU: 416
Currently on ventilator: 207

NKY cases:
Boone County: 85
Kenton County: 80
Campbell County: 38
Grant: 14
Pendleton: 9

The Governor noted that different Kentucky regions have between 54% and 87% of hospital beds already in use; in addition, Kentucky regions have between 61% and 96% of ICU beds already filled.

Those reported lost to the virus today include a 92-year-old woman and a 92-year-old man from Bullitt County; two men, ages 52 and 72, from Boyd County; a 74-year-old woman from Fayette County; a 58-year-old man and a 74-year-old woman from Hopkins County; a 35-year-old woman and a 90-year-old man from Jefferson County; two men, ages 56 and 71, from Johnson County; two men, ages 37 and 83, from Lee County; a 78-year-old man from Marshall County; a 62-year-old man from Nelson County; an 87-year-old woman from Owsley County; two women, ages 78 and 90, and a 79-year-old man from Pike County; and a 66-year-old man from Scott County.

Get Covered 2021
Today, Gov. Beshear proclaimed Dec. 10, 2020 as “Get Covered Day” and joined a broad coalition of other states, health care groups and health care providers in launching Get Covered 2021.

“Get Covered 2021 is a national effort to encourage mask-wearing and to substantially increase the number of people with health coverage,” the Governor said.

Get Covered 2021 emphasizes:

Practicing the three Ws to reduce risk of COVID-19: Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Watch your distance. Together, these can help keep you and your community healthy and safe;

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