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Beshear warns of virus’ exponential growth, reports 2,609 cases, 17 deaths, including Kenton woman

Gov. Andy Beshear reminded Kentuckians that COVID-19 cases are already surging across the Commonwealth and the entire nation. The virus’ exponential growth could accelerate further after the Thanksgiving holiday if our families don’t celebrate differently this year. He reported 2,609 cases and 17 deaths, including a 78-year-old woman from Kenton County. Boone County reported 71 cases, Kenton 45...

Have delicious, delectable, healthy Thanksgiving — there are tasty and nutritious alternatives to enjoy

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune reporter The table is set with the good china, cornucopia centerpiece, and Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings. There may be fewer loved ones around it this year, but with grateful hearts, we look forward. Eating the traditional Thanksgiving meal with small twists can be beneficial for our overall health, boost our brainpower, and mental health. Ending this year with...

Beshear announced 2,194 cases, 4 deaths; warns on Thanksgiving travel, putting pressure on hospitals

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 2,194 new cases and said the COVID-19 case report is the highest ever for a Sunday. The second-highest Sunday was Oct. 25, when the Governor reported 1,462 new cases, 732 fewer than yesterday’s. In addition, this was Kentucky’s highest week ever for new COVID-19 cases, surpassing the previous record week by 3,766 cases. Boone reported 112 new cases, Kenton 101, Campbell...

Exponential growth of COVID cases is dangerous territory; Beshear reports 3,711 cases, 21 deaths

Gov. Andy Beshear said the state reported its second-highest number of coronavirus cases Saturday and urged Kentuckians to adhere to the latest round of restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus. He reported 3,711 cases and 21 deaths. Kenton reported 118 cases, Boone 109 and Campbell 74. “Today is our second highest day, just behind yesterday, with 3,711 new cases,” said Gov. Beshear....

Gov. reports another record day with 3,825 new virus cases as restrictions on restaurants, bars take effect

Gov. Andy Beshear once again reported the state’s highest ever number of new daily cases Friday. He reported 3,825 cases and 20 deaths. Boone County has 123 cases, Kenton Cunty 119, and Campbell 62. “This is exponential growth. It is shattering records over and over until we stop it. That’s why we are taking action – we have to,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’ve got more than 10,000 students...

Beshear reports new single-day records — 3,469 cases and 30 deaths; 112 counties now in red zone

Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky set a new single-day record Thursday with 3,649 COVID-19 cases. Kenton, Boone and Campbell county each reported deaths on Thursday. Kenton County report 179 cases, Boone 165 cases and Campbell 104 cases. Beshear also reported 112 red zone counties, the state’s highest positivity rate since May and 30 new deaths as he emphasized the need for new restrictions. Kentucky...

Beshear issues restrictions for restaurants, others; all schools to go virtual; 2,753 cases 15 deaths

Following a record 33 deaths Tuesday and another 15 Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear is issuing new restrictions that will help stop the rampant spread of COVID-19 and save Kentuckians’ lives while keeping the economy open. He also reported 2,753 new cases on Wednesday. With more than 250,000 American lives, including those of more than 1,700 Kentuckians, lost to the virus, Gov. Beshear is joining state...

Great American Smokeout is first step (start with day one) then choose a program that works for you

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune health reporter Quitting smoking and tobacco products is hard. That is why the Northern Kentucky Health Department (NKHD) is teaming up with the American Cancer Society (ACS) for the Great American Smokeout on November 19. The program is to encourage tobacco users to come up with a plan to quit. Quitting smoking takes time and a plan. “You don’t have to stop smoking...

Beshear reports 1,514 cases, 3 deaths, says vaccine is coming but new targeted steps may be needed

Gov. Andy Beshear warned Kentuckians that COVID-19 continues to spread at a frightening pace within the Commonwealth and across the United States. Two companies, Moderna and Pfizer, have announced their vaccines appear to be more than 90% effective as clinical trials continue. The Governor said he hopes this great news will inspire all Kentuckians to keep fighting the virus in the months before those...

It’s not a drill: Beshear reports cases (1,449, 3 deaths) with limited reporting, urges ‘uniting’ against COVID

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday asked all Kentuckians to recommit to following safety guidelines as Kentucky again set a record for cases reported in one week. The current report also represented the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Sunday. “Coronavirus is present in every corner of the Commonwealth and it’s spreading at a truly alarming rate,” the Governor said. “This is not a drill;...

Governor urges Kyians to ‘civic duty’ as state again hits record 3,303 new virus cases Saturday, 11 deaths

Gov. Andy Beshear reported the state’s highest number of COVID-19 cases yet again with the test positivity rate reaching almost 9% as the Commonwealth’s alarming spread of the coronavirus continues with more than 11,500 cases and 68 deaths in the last four days alone. “If we don’t grab ahold of those red zone county reduction recommendations, if we don’t see those steps being done and ultimately...

Beshear reports 3,173 cases, 25 deaths, highest ever, as pandemic worsens across U.S.

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s highest-ever number of new daily COVID-19 cases and deaths on Friday, as the pandemic significantly worsens across the Commonwealth and the United States. “Like almost every state in America, we are seeing a surge here in Kentucky that is concerning and deadly,” said Beshear. “But like every state in America, the power to stop it is in our hands. This...

Beshear reports 2,342 cases, 18 deaths, 8.29 percent positivity; follow red county recommendations

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 94 red zone counties and implored Kentuckians to follow red zone recommendations and school recommendations, as other states reach frightening milestones in the nationwide battle against COVID-19. Texas alone has surpassed 1 million cases; El Paso, Texas, is doubling its supply of mobile morgues; the Mayo Clinic Health System is reporting that 100 percent of its hospital...

State’s highest-ever daily cases total — 2,700 — and 14 deaths lead Beshear to warn ‘state is in danger’

Gov. Andy Beshear warned every Kentuckian that they must take the pandemic more seriously in order to protect themselves, their families and their community. Kentuckians are in significantly greater danger of contracting COVID-19 now than they were in March or April; on Wednesday, the Governor reported 2,700 new cases, the state’s highest-ever daily total. In addition, the positivity rate has increased...

Beshear, NKY Health warn of ‘dangerous time’; offer Thanksgiving guidance, warn of big gatherings

Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged Kentucky families to be safe this Thanksgiving, especially in light of the newest federal report for the Commonwealth that emphasizes the risks of gathering with people from other households. He also encouraged Kentuckians to keep getting tested for COVID-19 and announced that the state ranks sixth in the country for daily COVID-19 tests per million residents, according...