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Kentucky hits highest number of COVID-19 cases in 9 weeks

Frankfort, Ky. – Kentucky hit its highest daily number of COVID-19 cases in nine weeks on December 4 with 2,350 cases.

It was the highest for the state since September, following the peak of the Delta variant wave in the fall.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said the state is seeing an escalation in cases, as are other areas in the country, but said people have more resources to protect themselves than before in the pandemic.

“We are certainly in the midst of another COVID-19 escalation,” Beshear said in a press release Monday. “But we have more tools to stop this than ever before. The good news is that last weekend we saw more vaccinations than we have seen in a long time, at every stage of the vaccination process. This is how we are fighting back against it.” virus.”

Kentucky hits 9-week high in COVID cases

Image of the COVID-19 dashboard of the state of Kentucky

Kentucky hits 9-week high in COVID cases

According to figures from the governor’s office, 45,137 Kentuckians received booster injections over the weekend, while 15,117 received their first dose of the vaccine and 18,189 were fully vaccinated.

Beshear recommended that Kentuckians take the following steps during the holidays to limit exposure:

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccination
  • Get a vaccination booster shot
  • Stay at home and avoid gatherings if you are sick
  • Wear masks if indoors and unvaccinated or unprovoked
  • Keep gatherings small

The governor’s office also outlined new guidelines for people traveling internationally and returning to the US

  • Must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 virus test performed within one day of departure
  • Must be tested three to five days after return
  • Should self-isolate and be tested if they develop symptoms
  • All unvaccinated travelers must be quarantined for seven days

For more information on COVID-19 guidelines and figures, visit the Kentucky State’s COVID-19 Dashboard.

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