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11 hospitals get vaccines, including UK, Baptist Health; Beshear reports 2,898 new cases, 23 deaths

Gov. Andy Beshear announced all 11 health facilities identified to receive initial shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have confirmed receipt. Vaccines at UK Healthcare “This is a very exciting time. With these life-saving vaccines being administered right now to our front-line workers, the beginning of the end of the coronavirus crisis is in sight,” the Governor said. “We are also continuing...

UK Healthcare, 6 others get vaccine for front-line staff; Beshear reports 2,946 cases, 15 deaths

Gov. Andy Beshear announced that seven more Kentucky hospitals — including UK Healthcare — received shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and that the administration of thousands of vaccines have started. “The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are absolute gamechangers with 94-95% effectiveness and, it appears, minimal side effects,” Gov. Beshear said. “It gives us a view and a vision...

Beshear announces 2,194 cases, 4 deaths; warns on Thanksgiving travel, putting pressure on hospitals

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 2,194 new cases and said the COVID-19 case report is the highest ever for a Sunday. The second-highest Sunday was Oct. 25, when the Governor reported 1,462 new cases, 732 fewer than yesterday’s. In addition, this was Kentucky’s highest week ever for new COVID-19 cases, surpassing the previous record week by 3,766 cases. Fayette County reported 301 cases. “This...