Gov. Beshear reported 1,821 new COVID-19 cases; 19 deaths Thursday

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Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 3:00 PM CDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) - Gov. Andy Beshear gives an update on the spread of COVID-19 in Kentucky.

Gov. Beshear urged every Kentuckian in 68 red zone counties to up their game in the fight against COVID-19 and follow nine recommendations beginning Monday, Nov. 2, through Sunday, Nov. 8, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as cases flare in those areas.

“This is a type of outbreak where we can’t deny our way out of it, we can’t rationalize our way out of it, we can’t try to find excuses for not following the guidance,” said Gov. Beshear.

Red zone counties are updated daily on the incidence rate map on

Red Zone Reduction Recommendations:

  • Employers allow employees to work from home when possible
  • Non-critical Government offices to operate virtually
  • Reduce in-person shopping, order online or curbside pickup
  • Prioritize businesses that follow and enforce mask mandates 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

There were 68 counties in the red zone Thursday including Adair, Allen, Barren, Butler, Christian, Cumberland, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Todd and Warren.

Gov. Beshear reported 1,821 new cases of the virus raising the total number of Kentuckians infected since the outbreak began to 103,305.

The Governor noted this is the highest number of new cases ever reported on a Thursday, and the third-highest number of new cases ever reported in a single day.

Gov. Beshear reported 19 new deaths raising the death toll to 1,461.

Those reported lost to the virus today include a 68-year-old man from Adair County; a 75-year-old man from Calloway County; a 93-year-old man from Casey County; an 81-year-old man from Daviess County; a 65-year-old man from Fayette County; two women, ages 83 and 88, and two men, ages 88 and 90, from Jefferson County; a 73-year-old man from Jessamine County; a 72-year-old man from Lee County; a 61-year-old woman from McLean County; an 80-year-old woman from Meade County; a 71-year-old man from Muhlenberg County; a 68-year-old woman from Rowan County; a 58-year-old man from Russell County; a 68-year-old woman from Shelby County; an 87-year-old woman from Warren County; and an 89-year-old woman from Whitley County.

Kentucky COVID Facts 10-29-2020
Kentucky COVID Facts 10-29-2020(WBKO)

To view the full daily report, incidence rate map, testing locations, long term-care and other congregate facilities update, school reports, the White House Coronavirus Task Force reports for Kentucky and other key guidance visit,

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Gov. Beshear gives an update on COVID-19

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