Just a couple of days before Thanksgiving, state officials announced another record-high week of recent coronavirus cases and also the highest Sunday ever with 2,194 new cases.

Gov. Andy Beshear urged Kentuckians in a press release to avoid gatherings in excess of two households or more than eight people, to put on masks and social distance.

“If there exists a major rush of COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving, our hospitals will simply not have the capacity to give everyone the concern they need,” Beshear said within the release. “There is nothing worth that risk.”

New restrictions that entered effect Friday ban indoor customers at restaurants or bars, reduce capacity at gyms and indoor venues and limit retail to 50% capacity. Schools are ordered to prevent in-person instruction on Monday.

And Beshear asked individuals to avoid traveling or gathering in large groups for Thanksgiving or shopping in-person.

Nearly the entire state has become at a negative balance zone for uncontrolled community spread.