Beshear Reports Record Number Of COVID-19 Deaths In A Single Day
Governor Andy Beshear during Thursday’s media coronavirus briefing reported 3,349 news cases of COVID-19. The commonwealth had 54 deaths Thursday, the most deaths the state has seen in one day.
“By far the most people we’ve lost. I hope we don’t have another day with 54 deaths,” he said.
Thursday’s reporting now brings the state to 2,316 total COVID-19 related deaths. Beshear said increasing deaths can be followed by large increases in cases, more hospitalizations, and more deaths.
Kentucky is now at 234,021 total cases of COVID-19 and a positivity rate of 8.45%.
There are currently 1,817 Kentuckians in the hospital with COVID-19. Beshear also reported 431 people receiving intensive care treatment, and 254 on a ventilator.
Calloway County Health Department reported 17 new cases and two additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Thursday. The total number of confirmed cases ever in Calloway County is now at 2,096. County officials report 1,926 positive cases have recovered, 123 are isolated at home, 14 are hospitalized, and 33 have died.
Kentucky received confirmation of a second allocation of the Pfizer vaccine the week of Dec.20-26. The next shipment will include 27,300 doses. Beshear said most of those doses will go to long-term care facilities.
The same week the second allocation of Pfizer is received, the first Moderna allocation will arrive with 76,700 doses as well. The second Moderna allocation is scheduled to arrive the week of Dec. 27-31 with 33,800 doses.
Beshear also announced Taica Cubic Printing Kentucky LLC, which provides cubic printing, paint application, and assembly services on molded substrates for Tier 1 automotive suppliers, plans to expand the Clark County Facility with a $4.4 million investment which will create 20 new jobs.