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'This Entire State Is in Danger': Beshear Reports 2,700 New COVID-19 Cases in Kentucky

'This entire state is in danger,' Gov. Beshear warned Wednesday as he reported Kentucky's highest single-day increase of COVID-19 cases to date.

Posted: Nov 11, 2020 4:32 PM
Updated: Nov 11, 2020 8:40 PM

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is asking all Kentuckians to take the pandemic more seriously in order to protect themselves, their families, and their community.

"This entire state is in danger," said Gov. Beshear. "COVID-19 is absolutely everywhere."

The message was one that came with Beshear's Wednesday COVID-19 update to the Commonwealth, in which he reported there to be 2,700 new cases of coronavirus throughout Kentucky.

According to Gov. Beshear, Wednesday's report of 2,700 new cases is the state's highest single-day increase so far. "Today's COVID report is the highest that we've ever had," said Beshear. "Higher than we maybe ever even thought was possible."

With the majority of the state's counties currently in the COVID-19 Red Zone, Gov. Beshear continued to urge Kentuckians to follow his Red Zone Recommendations, which he laid out in late-October.

"We need everybody to wear your masks and follow red zone reduction recommendations and school recommendations," Gov. Beshear said. "It is a must if you want to lessen the impact in your community."

In addition to the rising spread of COVID-19 throughout the Bluegrass State, Kentucky officials are also concerned by the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, seeing it as a potential recipe for disaster.

The Kentucky Department for Public Health now lists there to be 127,344 total cases of coronavirus throughout the state of Kentucky, with 1,604 total deaths.

More information on COVID-19 in Kentucky can be found on the KDPH website.

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