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.
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.
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.