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Gov. Andy Beshear's COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

My name is Masuda. This is a recap of Governor Andy Beshear's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, December 1, 2020, translated by the Japan/America Society of Kentucky.





  • 新たな感染確認者は4,151名
  • 新たな犠牲者は35名
  • 陽性者率は9.59%
  • 累計の犠牲者は1,943名


















最新の陽性者・犠牲者情報、カウンティ・人種・民族ごとの感染情報などの詳細は、KYCOVID19.ky.gov 、または州政府公式Facebook、Twitter、またはYouTubeをご覧ください。各種言語での情報は、radiolex.us/covidでご視聴いただけます。

Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s worst-ever COVID-19 report by virtually every measure. He reported more than 4,000 new cases and 35 new deaths. Nearly 250 Kentuckians are fighting for their lives on ventilators.

Case Information

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

  • New cases today: 4,151
  • New deaths today: 35
  • Positivity rate: 9.59%
  • Total deaths: 1,943

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, McCracken, Warren, Kenton, Hardin, Daviess and Boone. Each county reported 100 or more new cases; Jefferson County alone reported 700.

Contact Tracing

Mark Carter, Cabinet for Health and Family Services policy advisor, also updated Kentuckians on contact tracing in Kentucky and how they can protect themselves, their families and their community.

Carter highlighted important successes: Over 1,600 contact tracing staff in the state have now completed 215 thousand daily check-ins with COVID-19-positive Kentuckians to monitor symptoms and provide support. They have also contacted more than 47 thousand people identified as contacts potentially exposed to the virus.

However, he also emphasized the need for greater public cooperation and renewed federal funding.

CARES Act Funding for Local Governments

The Governor announced that the Kentucky Department for Local Government is releasing an additional $50 million in CARES Act funding to reimburse city and county governments for expenses related to COVID-19. Approximately 200 cities and counties are eligible because they have already exhausted their original allotment and have remaining eligible reimbursements.

Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund Update

The Governor said there is about $11 million remaining in the Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund and encouraged eligible Kentuckians to apply.

The fund provides relief to Kentuckians affected by COVID-19 who need assistance with their water, wastewater, electric or natural gas service. Kentucky’s Community Action Network is partnering with the Beshear administration to distribute these funds statewide.

Interested households should contact their local Community Action Outreach Office on how to apply. To locate your local office, please call 800-456-3452.

Team Kentucky Food and Beverage Relief Fund

The Governor said that as of 3 p.m., the Public Protection Cabinet had received 2,650 applications for $25.6 million in assistance. The state has already approved applications for $1.7 million.


The Governor said Kentuckians can find more than 350 testing locations at kycovid19.ky.gov.

Vaccine Distribution

Finally, the Governor updated Kentuckians on the state’s vaccine distribution process, discussed in detail at yesterday’s press conference. Kentuckians should visit KYCOVID19.ky.gov to view the latest information on the vaccine.

More Info

For additional guidance and information, including up-to-date lists of positive cases and deaths, as well as breakdowns of coronavirus infections by county, race, and ethnicity, visit KYCOVID19.ky.gov and the Governor’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. For information in multiple languages, visit radiolex.us/covid

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