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Governor Beshear announces more than 2,800 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate jumps above 9%

Gov. Andy Beshear gives an update on COVID-19.
Gov. Andy Beshear gives an update on COVID-19.(Governor Andy Beshear/Facebook)
Published: Nov. 29, 2020 at 6:56 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear provided an update on COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth on Sunday.

The governor reported 2,803 new cases and eleven new deaths in Kentucky.

The governor also thanked those who opted out of a traditional Thanksgiving and practiced social distancing.

“The thing about this crisis is, all of us might step up in a different way, but each of our contributions matter,” said Governor Beshear. “To every family who changed their traditions this year to keep others safe – thank you. To our only line health care workers and first responders who have put your own safety at risk during this pandemic – thank you. To our tireless neighbors battling food insecurity and making sure Kentuckians can put dinner on the table, on Thanksgiving and every day – thank you. And to the retail, grocery, logistics, and food and beverage professionals who did the right thing to keep yourselves and customers safe this week – thank you. To these heroes and so many others, you are all the best of Team Kentucky.”

The positivity rate is now at 9.24%.

At least 176,925 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at 1,896.

You can see how your county is doing right now here.

If you have any questions about the coronavirus in Kentucky, call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

You can also find more information, including how to protect your family, by visiting Kentucky’s official COVID-19 website: https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

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