Gov. Beshear Reports Kentucky's Highest Day of New COVID-19 Deaths

For the second day in a row, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear reported a record-breaking number of new COVID-19 deaths throughout the Bluegrass State.

Posted: Dec 2, 2020 4:44 PM
Updated: Dec 2, 2020 6:10 PM

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear on Wednesday reported the highest one-day increase of new COVID-19 deaths throughout the Commonwealth to date.

The Kentucky governor reported 37 new COVID-19 deaths throughout the state on Wednesday, topping the state's previous record, which was set just one day earlier on Tuesday.

The Bluegrass State is now rapidly approaching the 2,000 mark for total statewide COVID-19 deaths, with 1,980 total deaths now being reported by the Kentucky State Department for Health.

Including suspending in-person instruction at all K-12 schools throughout the state, which has been heavily disputed by other state officials, Gov. Beshear has instituted a number of new COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and gatherings in recent days.

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Although Gov. Beshear reported the state's highest one-day increase of new COVID-19 deaths so far on Wednesday, he spoke confidently of the newly-implemented restrictions, though he said the state's future largely depends on its citizens' compliance with those rules.

“We’ve got the foremost experts in the country saying we’ve got a winning game plan,” said Gov. Beshear. “The question is, is everybody going to do their part to execute that game plan? We can stop this surge. It’s in our hands. I certainly am going to try my best each and every day.”

You can view Wednesday's full COVID-19 update from the Kentucky Department for Public Health below.

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Sure, yesterday's passing cold front and lingering rainfall made for a cooler-than average, fall-like day across the Tri-State - today on the other hand, was a bit more summer-like. The core of high pressure flowing in behind that cold front has now settled to our east and is actively pumping southerly winds, more heat and gulf humidity back into the Ohio valley. As a result, temperatures pushed back into the mid 80s for the majority of the region; the added humidity even made it feel a few degrees hotter as well. As for the rest of the evening, conditions will remain dry with temperatures gradually falling from 80° around dinnertime into the mid to low 70s by 10PM. The combination of added cloud cover overnight and those aforementioned southerly winds will help keep temperatures mild tonight - we'll only dip as low as 67° early Friday morning in the River City.
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