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Governor Beshear announces more than 1,000 cases, new vaccination sites

Gov. Andy Beshear gives a virtual update on COVID-19.
Gov. Andy Beshear gives a virtual update on COVID-19.(Governor Andy Beshear/Facebook)
Published: Mar. 4, 2021 at 3:52 PM EST
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - In his Thursday news conference, Governor Andy Beshear once again announced more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases.

You can watch that news conference here:

The governor’s office announced 1,068 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the state total to 408,440 cases.

139 of the new cases were those age 18 or younger. 645 Kentuckians remain hospitalized, with 172 in the ICU. 91 patients remain on a ventilator.

The positivity rate fell once again 4.45%

The governor’s office also reported 28 new deaths Thursday, bringing the state’s death toll to 4,732.

4,567,702 tests have been administered so far, with 47,992 Kentuckians having recovered from the virus.

Gov. Beshear also announced 157 new vaccination sites. These include 10 new Kroger sites, 10 new Walmart sites, and 136 independent pharmacies. This will bring the total number of vaccination sites in the state to 567.

“This means that vaccine locations are getting closer and closer to you. This is the infrastructure we have to build,” said Gov. Beshear. “The President told us earlier this week that every American adult who wants a shot can get their shot of hope by the end of May. That means that if we can get everybody interested, we’re going to vaccinate another 2.5 million people in the next three months.”

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As of Thursday, 18 out of 120 counties are in the red zone on the state’s COVID-19 incidence rate map.

You can see how your county is doing right now here.

If you have any questions about the coronavirus in Kentucky, call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

You can also find more information, including how to protect your family, by visiting Kentucky’s official COVID-19 website: https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

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