Gov. Andy Beshear announced another weekly record for COVID-19 cases in Kentucky.

The past week included a number of daily highs for cases and deaths, including the second-highest daily case total of the pandemic, on Thursday. The 3,892 cases announced Saturday fell just lacking that total.

Beshear said in a release that the weekly record will grow much more, as there is still eventually left for reporting.

“With each day still to go, we have set a new one-week record for highest cases in the commonwealth,” Beshear said.

“We are all sacrificing so much right now; we are all tired – but let's do what it takes to crush this third rush of cases and defeat herpes once and for all.”

The first shipment of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine is expected to reach in the coming weeks. Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack said in the release that the arrival of the vaccine offers hope that the end of the pandemic is closer.

“Initially, though, very limited quantities of vaccine coupled with complicated and changing distribution logistics mean not everybody might have access at the very start,” he said.

“It's essential that everyone interact and know that all Kentuckians will be presented access as rapidly as vaccine supplies, shipping, storage, and handling limitations allow. There is a bright light of hope ahead; let's all support each other once we look forward to better days soon.”

Kentucky's three highest death tolls have happened previously week. Twenty-three more Kentuckians lost their lives to the virus, together with a 38-year-old woman along with a 41-year-old woman.