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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Gov. Beshear reports 37 deaths, 3,601 positive cases

Today Governor Andy Beshear announced the most deaths in one day at his daily press conference, with 37 deaths spread across Kentucky. 

Yesterday's total of 35 deaths had been the deadliest day since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Now is the time where action is necessary and inaction is deadly,” Gov. Beshear said. “The risk to all Americans is at an historic high.”

Tuesday’s case tally is the sixth highest day overall, bringing the total cases in Kentucky at 186,765.

Where to get tested for free in NKY

There are 358 testing locations spread across Kentucky. 

In Northern Kentucky, St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Covington's Gravity Diagnostics offer free, appointment-only drive-thru testing at 25 Atlantic Ave in Erlanger, the former Toyota HQ building off Mineola Pike.

The site is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You will be able to collect your own sample without leaving your vehicle and receive results within three to five days.

Additionally, appointment-only drive-up testing is available through St. E at 7200 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria. The free testing site is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Schedule an appointment at those sites online at To find all coronavirus testing locations near you, click here.

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, Gov. Beshear reported the following numbers: 

New cases today: 3,601
New deaths today: 37
Positivity rate: 9.62%
Total deaths: 1,980
Currently hospitalized: 1,768
Currently in ICU: 427
Currently on ventilator: 234

NKY cases:
Boone County: 145
Kenton County: 118
Campbell County: 69
Grant: 27

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