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Beshear Reports Another Day of Record-High Cases
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - Governor Andy Beshear announced Thursday that Kentucky once again set a new record for the number of COVID-19 cases reported in a single day.

Beshear announced 3,649 new cases, bringing the cumulative total in the commonwealth to 148,390 cases.

He also reported 30 new deaths, raising the total to 1,742 Kentuckians lost to the virus. The new deaths include a 73-year-old woman from Calloway County, a 70-year-old woman from Graves County, and a 69-year-old woman from McCracken County.

Out of 120 counties, there are currently 112 red zone counties. The positivity rate currently stands at 9.18%.

Beshear also shared more information about the first school-age student in Kentucky lost to the virus, a 15-year-old student from Ballard Memorial High School.

Alexa Rose Veit was born in February of 2005 with Down Syndrome. However, she never let that stop her from accomplishing whatever she set her mind to. Her strength and resiliency always helped her overcome any challenge.

"One of those challenges came in July of 2019, when Alexa was diagnosed with leukemia. This fall she was in remission on day 30 of a two-year treatment plan," said Beshear. "But the week of Halloween this year, Alexa started feeling sick. She tested positive for COVID-19 and managed the first few days at home before being taken to the hospital. Those who knew Alexa asked we help raise awareness of how deadly this virus is and how important it is to follow the guidelines put in place."

You can see Beshear's full update below:




                        

Published 06:14 PM, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020
Updated 06:22 PM, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020

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