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Beshear reports 714 new cases, 10 deaths, 3.51% positivity; 1.63m vaccinated — goal is 2.5m

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,638,235 Kentuckians have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. He also reported 714 new COVID-19 cases and said the state’s positivity rate has risen to 3.51%. “Today’s report shows why it’s so important for every Kentuckian to get their shot of hope and help us meet the 2.5 million vaccine Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge,” said Gov. Beshear. “We...

Gov. Beshear reports 1,028 cases (300 from earlier), 10 deaths, 2.8% positivity; get your vaccination

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,028 new COVID-19 cases. Of those, 300 are from Monday and Tuesday, but could not be confirmed and announced until today due to a technical issue on the reporting platform. “Today’s case report reminds us that even though we’ve come so far in the fight against COVID-19, this isn’t over yet,” said Gov. Beshear. “Please, if you’re 16 or older, get vaccinated....

Beshear reports 331 cases, 10 deaths, low positivity; 834,130 Kyians have first dose of vaccine

Gov. Beshear announced 834,130 Kentuckians – 25% of Kentucky adults – have now received at least one dose of one of three highly effective COVID-19 vaccines. Gov. Beshear also announced Kentucky has now seen eight straight weeks of declining COVID-19 cases. Today’s COVID-19 report includes the lowest number of new cases since Sept. 14. Gov. Beshear He reported 331 new cases and 10 deaths and...

State reports 1,710 new COVID cases, 10 deaths, 6.78% positivity; vaccines open to 1A and 1B

Staff report The state reported 1,710 new COVID cases and 10 deaths on Sunday, for a positivity rate of 6.78%. There were 277 cases in the under-age 18 category. This brings state totals to 388,798 cases and 4,282 deaths. Hospitalized patients total 1,019 with 270 people in ICU and 147 on a ventilator. Fayette County reported 150 new cases. Just a reminder about COVID: Symptoms may appear 2-14 days...

Beshear reports 2,567 cases, 10 deaths — as Kentucky surpasses 200,000 virus mark

Gov. Andy Beshear asked all Kentuckians to redouble efforts to fight COVID-19 as Kentucky surpassed 200,000 reported cases of coronavirus in the Commonwealth – exactly nine months since the state’s first reported case. He reported 2,567 cases on Sunday and 10 deaths. Fayette County reported 233 new cases. “These are difficult numbers, having passed 200,000 cases and earlier this week passing...