Gov. Beshear: Daily COVID-19 case total falls by 1,000

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial Clinic on October 19, 2020. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Tuesday, Governor Andy Beshear heralded some positive signs in Kentuckys fight against the coronavirus.

According to the governor, positive cases fell by 1,000 Tuesday and the commonwealth surpassed more than 3 million COVID-19 tests administered.

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Gov. Beshear also highlighted a new amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by the American Medical Association and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness.

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

  • 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

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, according to the governor.

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Warren, Kenton and Boone.