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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...

Beshear says there are plenty of vaccines available; reports 834 cases, 17 deaths, 3,45% positivity

Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky has 499,735 Moderna and Pfizer vaccines on hand and ready to be administered, more than half the number the state would need to meet its 2.5 million Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge. “As of today, we are only 877,076 vaccinations away from our goal of 2.5 million Kentuckians 16 and older receiving their vaccine,” said Gov. Beshear. “The way we defeat this virus...

COVID cases drop to 505, deaths (10), positivity (2.99) rise; Beshear to talk goals to lift restrictions

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The number of new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky dropped substantially on Saturday, while the number of deaths and the state’s positivity rate both rose.

 There were 505 new cases reported to state public health officials on Saturday, compared to 704 on Friday. That increases the overall number of positive cases of the coronavirus to 432,720, since the first one was reported...

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....

Gov. Beshear reports 344 new COVID cases, 7 deaths, 2.89% positivity; get vaccine — racing variants

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 344 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths, and a 2.89% positivity rate on Monday. “If you haven’t gotten your COVID-19 vaccine yet, look at our list of where you can get your shot of hope this week, at vaccinemap.ky.gov,” said Gov. Beshear. “If you’ve already been vaccinated, reach out to one friend or family member who is still trying to get signed up and see if you can...

Gov. Beshear says Kentucky ‘no longer on decline’ in COVID cases — ‘we’ve hit a plateau’; wear your mask

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky ended a 12-week streak period of steady declines in new cases of COVID-19 last week and the eligibility list for the vaccines has expanded, Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Monday. 
“We had 4,377 new cases in this last week,” he said during a Capitol press briefing. “The week before, it was 4,196. It means Kentucky, at least as of this week, is no longer...

Beshear reports 646 cases, 27 deaths; on Monday all Kyians 40 and older are eligible to be vaccinated

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has declined to 2.8% and he continued to encourage eligible Kentuckians to get vaccinated. On Monday, all Kentuckians 40 and older will become eligible for three highly effective COVID-19 vaccines, in addition to all individuals in Phase 1A, 1B and 1C. By April 12, all Kentuckians 16 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19...

Governor reports 1.25 million Kentuckians vaccinated, 726 cases, 19 deaths, 2.92% positivity

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday the pace of Kentucky’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts continues to accelerate. “As of today, we’re right at 1.25 million Kentuckians who have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That is more than 36% of our adult population, which is really exciting,” said Gov. Beshear. “This is the pace we want to keep up.” The Governor reported...

Beshear reports 294 cases, 11 deaths, positivity lowest since 2020; get vaccinated (1,186,000 have)

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s lowest positivity rate since last July 3 and updated Kentuckians on COVID-19 vaccinations. “We’ve come too far and we’ve lost too much to mess this up now. So please continue to wear your masks until we get everybody vaccinated,” said Gov. Beshear. “And if you’re thinking about not taking the vaccine, think harder. Think about all the individuals...

Governor reports 963 new cases, 19 deaths and 3.88% positivity, all declining; sign up for vaccine

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 963 new COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths in Kentucky and a positivity rate below 4%. “The number of new cases, deaths and the positivity rate all continue to decline,” the Governor said. “While this is encouraging, we need to remain committed to the public health measures that have helped Kentucky curb the number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths that would have...