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Beshear Announced Sixth Straight Day Of Decline For COVID-19 Positivity Growth

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Governor Andy Beshear
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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear during today’s coronavirus update said the commonwealth is in a promising downward trend in COVID-19 numbers. Today he announced an additional 3,481 cases, a small decline since last Wednesday, with 16 new COVID-related deaths.

Beshear said there is evidence the commonwealth may not only be slowing down the exponential growth, but may be plateauing in cases. Today, there were a total of 209,136 cases in Kentucky and the positivity rate is at 9.23%, which he said further illustrates six straight days of decline.

There are currently 1,792 Kentuckians hospitalized, 412 in the ICU, and an additional 211 patients on ventilators due to COVID-19. The three counties with the highest number of cases today are Jefferson County with 731, Fayette County with 238, and Kenton County with 144 cases.

As of today, the Calloway County Health Department has received notification of 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The total number of confirmed cases for Calloway County is now at 1,965 with 1,728 cases recovered, 194 isolated at home, 12 hospitalized, and 31 deaths.  The Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) reported the latest calculated positivity rate at 18.391% as of 12/1/20.

Also, Beshear announced that since taking office, his administration has created more than 270 economic development projects totaling in excess of $2.56 billion in investment by private-sector companies that will create more than 8,700 full-time jobs for Kentuckians. In 2020, the average incentivized wage through November on jobs created averaged $21.66 per hour, one of the highest in years. More information can be found at go.usa.gov/xAqrS.

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