Gov. Andy Beshear announced 3,691 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, eventually following the state set a brand new daily case record. Jefferson Co. recorded 513 new cases, he said.

In an argument, Beshear said as the number of cases is high, the state's positivity rate has dropped under 9%.

“These numbers are still high and we are still watching for just about any increases related to the Thanksgiving holiday, but we're making progress in our combat this invisible enemy,” Beshear said.

Beshear cited the decline in the positivity rate for his decision to allow bars, restaurants along with other affected spaces to return to 50% capacity indoors on Monday.

Here are all the COVID-19 numbers released through the governor on Friday:

  • New cases today: 3,691
  • New deaths today: 22
  • Positivity rate: 8.86%
  • Total deaths: 2,168
  • Currently hospitalized: 1,717
  • Currently in ICU: 432
  • Currently on ventilator: 253