Thursday’s COVID-19 Numbers: 3,649 New, 148,390 Total, 9.18% Positivity Rate

Notes from Thursday’s 11.19 Ky. COVID-19 Daily Summary

Total New Cases today: 3,649
Total Cases: 148,390 including 25,709 Probable cases.

Positivity Rate: 9.18% (7-day Rollover Average)*

Total Tests: 2,519,768
Kentuckians Ever Hospitalized with COVID-19: 9,163 (6.2%)
Kentuckians now in Hospital with COVID-19: 1,550
Kentuckians Ever in ICU with COVID-19: 2,303 (1.6%)
Kentuckians now in ICU with COVID-19: 358

Kentuckians on a Ventilator with COVID-19: 199

Current Hospitalized Patients:
Inpatient Beds: 8,801
ICU Beds: 1,462
Ventilators: 584

Kentuckians who have Recovered:  25,437 (17.1%)

New Deaths announced today: 30
Total Deaths due to COVID-19: 1,742

New Restrictions: From November 20 at 5 pm until December 13 at 11:59 pm.
A: Indoor Social Gatherings:
1: Limit Private Gatherings to your current household plus one other household.
2: 8 people are less.
B: Indoor Venues, Event Spaces or Theaters:
1: No more than 25 people per room.
2: Including Funerals and Weddings.
C: Restaurants and Bars:
1: Closed to Indoor Dining.
2: Delivery or To Go orders may happen.
3: Outdoor Service with social distancing.
Gyms, Fitness Centers & Pools:
1: Must maintain 6 foot distance
2: 33% Capacity
3: Masks required
All Public and Private Schools (K-12) Cease In-Person Instruction Beginning November 23rd.
Middle and High Schools will remain in remote instruction until January 4, 2021.
Elementary Schools may reopen on December 7 if their County is not in the Red Zone and the school follows all Healthy at Schools Guidance.

Travel Advisory: (Updated 11/19/20) If you travel to any of the following States, you should self-quarantine for 14 days to make sure you don’t have COVID-19.
Wyoming: 60.99%
South Dakota: 55.87%
Iowa: 50.15%
Idaho: 43.69%
Kansas: 31.55%
Alabama: 24.72%
Pennsylvania: 24.25%
Missouri: 23.40%
Utah: 20.22%
Montana: 19.49%
Mississippi: 19.46%
Arizona: 16.21%
Wisconsin: 16.05%
Oklahoma 15.80%

Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund: There is $15 million in assistance for paying your overdue utility bills. To apply, go to or call 800-456-3452. The fund will quit accepting relief requests this week.

Is Your County RED?:
Follow these recommendations to stay safe and limit the spread of COVID-19
Allow Employees to work from home when possible.
Non-Critical Government offices to operate virtually.
Reduce in-person shopping. Order online or curbside pickup as much as possible.
Order Take-Out. Avoid dining in restaurants or bars.
Prioritize businesses that follow and enforce mask mandate and other guidelines.
Reschedule, postpone or cancel public or private events.
Do not host or attend gatherings of any size.
Avoid non-essential activities outside of your home.
Reduce overall activity and contacts, and follow existing guidance, including the 10 Steps to Defeat COVID-19.

*Based on a 7-day rolling average. Timing of reporting overall lab results versus positives,
repeat testing of individuals, duplicate entries, and lack of reporting by some labs, make the
data imprecise and more appropriate or useful for trending.

The data collected by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) on case patients
comes from a number of sources, including electronic laboratory reports, provider case
disease and COVID-19 investigation reports, local health department investigation results,
hospital infection prevention clinical patient data, and KDPH investigation results. Data is
often found incomplete and/or incorrect and during KDPH investigation individual patient-level data is added to, corrected, and de-duplicated so that overall case counts and aggregate data values change daily.