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FRANKFORT, KY (WOWK) – Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is giving another COVID-19 update in the Bluegrass State at approximately 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.
As of the state’s latest report on Friday, Oct. 29, 1,623 new cases and 49 additional deaths bring the state to a total of 743,156 cases and 9,766 deaths throughout the pandemic. Of Friday’s new cases, 455 were reported in children ages 18 or younger.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health says 864 Kentuckians were in the hospital with the virus as of Friday. Of those patients, 273 were in the ICU and 144 were on ventilators.
The state will release today’s update at 4:45 p.m. this afternoon.
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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—One man involved in a July shootout with Charleston police was arraigned on Monday in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
According to the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office, Joseph Scott Larch’s trial date was set for January 10, 2021.
BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – A Boone County woman has pleaded guilty to a felony embezzlement charge.
According to West Virginia State Auditor John B. McCuskey’s office, City of Madison office manager Kim Bannister was convicted of the charge on Oct. 29. She is the third employee from the city convicted in an embezzlement scheme this year. McCuskey says the convictions are the result of a year-long fraud investigation into the city’s finances.
KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department has reported 36 new cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, November 1.
One more death was reported: a 66-year-old male who was unvaccinated. This brings the total number of people who have died from COVID-19 to 435.


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