Beshear outlines COVID-19 recommendations for Thanksgiving


FILE – In this Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks during a media briefing about the COVID-19 pandemic at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear announced Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, that he’s calling the Republican-led legislature into a special session to shape pandemic policies as Kentucky struggles with a record surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, File)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentuckians should get vaccinated for COVID-19 to protect fellow family and community members this Thanksgiving.

Kentucky reported 3,888 new coronavirus cases and 101 virus-related deaths in the past three days. The test positivity rate is 6.56%. Some 809 Kentuckians are hospitalized, up 90 from last Monday.

According to state data, 59% of the total state population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, below the national average.

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