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A new study shows that compliance with Kentucky's new emergency orders to thwart the coronavirus could save up to 1,000 lives in the Louisville region, and presumably have similar results across Kentucky.
Gov. Beshear reported a "staggeringly high" number of coronavirus cases on Thursday – 3,649. “This is exponential growth,” Beshear said. “Our job is to stop it and that's why we have put these new steps into place.”
As coronavirus cases surge across Kentucky and the number of counties in the most dangerous level continue to increase, Gov. Andy Beshear issued new restrictions on Wednesday. “Action is unpopular, but inaction is deadly,” Beshear said at his daily briefing.
Gov. Beshear said he will impose new pandemic restrictions Wednesday. Meanwhile, cases are running so high that health departments are asking those who have tested positive for it to do their own contact tracing.
Cases over 2,000 – a record for a Tuesday. Hospitalizations continue to climb. Guidance issued for Thanksgiving; if we celebrate Thanksgiving in the normal way, that's a perfect environment for the virus to spread.
In addition to a record number of cases, Beshear noted that every other metric used to measure the virus's impact on Kentucky — deaths, positivity rate, hospitalizations, and red-zone counties — also took a turn for the worse.
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