Screenshot from Gov. Beshear's COVID-19 Update: Nov. 13, 2020

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday announced the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in the state since the pandemic began, with 3,173 newly reported cases. Beshear also reported 25 new deaths, another record daily high. Beshear said that there’s a continuous surge of cases in the commonwealth “that is concerning and deadly” and the “power to stop it is in our hands.” 

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance

Gov. Bill Lee has appointed a new head of the state's Department of Insurance and Commerce. Lee announced Thursday that he appointed Carter Lawrence to the open position. 

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Leaders in government, education, and health care who make up the Bowling Green-Warren County Coronavirus Work Group presented an alert Tuesday about the dangerous escalation of COVID-19 in the region.

Paducah Public Schools

Paducah Public Schools has announced the district is extending virtual learning through Thanksgiving break. 


Governor Andy Beshear confirmed 2,700 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday, the highest the state has seen in a single day.

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 On Monday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear delivered his daily briefing on coronavirus, which is surging across the Ohio Valley. Eleven more Kentuckians had died that day. Then the governor provided an update on an especially worrisome outbreak at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center near Lexington, one of four long-term care facilities dedicated to veterans in the state. Since the virus hit the facility in October, he said, 22 veterans have died there.

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A new report says Tennessee counties that haven't required wearing masks in public are on average seeing COVID-19 death rates double or more compared with those that have instituted mandates. 

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Pfizer's experimental COVID-19 vaccine appears to be working. The vaccine was found to be more than 90% effective, according to clinical results released by the company Monday.

That news comes from an interim analysis of a study involving 43,538 volunteers, 42% of whom had "diverse backgrounds."

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  Ballard County Schools in a release Friday said the school district will remain with all-virtual learning next week because of the number of staff quarantined due to potential COVID-19 exposure, with not enough staff available to sufficiently teach students in person.

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The University of Kentucky and Baptist Health in Lexington and Norton Healthcare in Louisville were chosen as testing locations for a coronavirus vaccine now in its phase three trial.