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Gov. Beshear reports about 300 new cases of COVID-19 Monday

Gov. Andy Beshear
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Published: May. 3, 2021 at 3:58 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - On Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,833,652 people have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky.

The Governor said starting Monday, the state will transition to the federal COVID-19 vaccination reporting system.

“We’re also going to start showing on our daily report the top five counties with the highest vaccination rates, as well as our bottom five counties by vaccination rate,” said Gov. Beshear. “To our top five counties: Good job. Keep it up. There is still so much more to do. To our bottom five counties: Let’s work even harder because we want everybody to be protected.”

You can watch that news conference here:

The governor announced 313 new cases and eight new deaths in Kentucky. There were five new deaths Monday and three new audit deaths.

The positivity rate is 3.45%.

At least 445,449 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at 6,525.

51,517 people have recovered from the virus.

5,575,486 Kentuckians have received tests.

Kentucky COVID-19 numbers 5/3
Kentucky COVID-19 numbers 5/3(WYMT)

As of Monday, eight 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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