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State reports 526 new COVID cases, 13 deaths Sunday — and positivity rate of 4.12%;

The state reported 526 new cases on Sunday and 13 deaths — and a positivity rate of 4.12%. There were 73 cases in the 18-and-under category reported in the numbers. This brings the state’s totals to 410,709 cases and 4,819 deaths. The top ten counties reporting were Jefferson (106), Fayette (59), Lyon (30), Kenton (16), Warren (16), Daviess (15), Scott (14), Franklin (11), Jessamine (11)...

State reports 840 new COVID cases Saturday and 52 deaths; positivity drops to 4%

Staff report The state reported 840 new COVID cases on Saturday and 52 deaths, bringing totals to 410,184 cases and 4,806 deaths. One-hundred-forty of the news cases were in youth under 18. Positivity dropped to 4%. Counties reporting the most cases: Jefferson (171), Fayette, (64), Kenton (35), Scott (34), Boone (32), Laurel (25), Rowen (22), Perry (21), Campbell (20) and Russell (20). Five-hundred-ninety-one...

Governor reports low positivity — 4.25% — and 920 cases, 22 deaths; says vaccines progressing

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Kentucky’s positivity rate has decreased to 4.25%. “Team Kentucky should be so proud of the progress we’ve made against this virus,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’ve got to keep up our commitment to each other until we reach the finish line – on COVID-19, and in recovering from other emergencies our state has experienced, like the ice storm and record flooding we’ve...

Beshear reports 1,068 new cases, 28 deaths; opens 157 new vaccination sites, and more

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 157 new vaccination sites, bringing the state’s total number of vaccination locations 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...

Gov. Beshear says 731,000 Kentuckians have been vaccinated, reports 1,175 cases, 33 deaths

Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than 731,000 Kentuckians have now had at least the first dose of one of the effective COVID-19 vaccines. “These numbers continue a good trend that we see on declining case numbers. Even better, our positivity rate is now 4.60% as it continues to decline,” said Gov. Beshear. “But let’s remember as we work toward defeating this virus, we can’t quit. Yesterday,...

Governor reports 700,000 Kentuckians have been vaccinated; 1,080 new cases, 19 deaths

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear announced a continued decline in most of the numbers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and that the number of Kentuckians vaccinated has reached 700,000. 
During a Tuesday press briefing the Governor reported 1,080 new cases of the coronavirus. Although that was more than double Monday’s total of 509, he said it was the lowest Tuesday in four weeks. The...

COVID Roundup: Covid cases drop, Beshear opens up some businesses to 60%, vaccines open to 1C

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 18 industries can increase capacity to 60% as the state completes its seventh straight week of declining COVID-19 cases. Today, the Governor reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since Sept. 28 and the lowest positivity rate since Oct. 18: 509 cases, 15 deaths, 4.48%. Boone County reported 31 cases, Kenton County 21 and Campbell 12. Jefferson had 95, the highest,...

Vaccinations for Phase 1C (60 and older, high risk, essential workers) available; make appointment here

Kentucky is moving into the Phase 1C COVID-19 vaccination stage beginning today. Phase 1C includes people aged 60 years or older, anyone with CDC highest risk C19 conditions, and all essential workers. St. Elizabeth will continue to vaccinate Phases 1A and 1B and will partner with the Kentucky department for Public Health (KDPH) to receive more vaccine allocations to further vaccinate Phases 1A, 1B,...

State reports 1,025 new COVID cases, 25 deaths; 5.56% positivity; continue to wear your mask

Staff report The state reported 1,025 new COVID cases Saturday, 25 deaths and 5.56% positivity rate. One-hundred-ninety of the new cases were in young people under age 18. As vaccinations continue to increase across Kentucky, the case numbers and deaths are trending down. The Governor has extended the wear-mask mandate. Counties with the largest number of new cases are Jefferson, 149; Fayette, 74;...

Governor Beshear reports 1,180 cases, 30 deaths, 5.52% positivity; renews mask-wearing order

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has decreased to 5.52%. He reported 1,180 cases and 30 deaths. “I hope all of our Kentucky families have a great, safe weekend,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’re still not out of the woods with this horrible virus, but every week, we’re taking another step forward in our fight against it.” Case Information Beshear reported the following...

Gov. Beshear reports 1,447 cases, 43 deaths; announces 119 new vaccination sites

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 119 new vaccination sites, bringing the state’s total number of vaccine providers to 410. He also reported 1,447 new cases, 43 deaths and positivity rate of 5.67%. “Vaccinations are going incredibly well in Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are giving out doses faster than the federal government provides them. More than 646,000 Kentuckians have received at least...

Governor Beshear reports lowest positivity rate since Oct. 27, 1,306 cases and 51 deaths

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has declined to 5.9%, the lowest since Oct. 27. “We are getting these vaccines out faster than the federal government can provide them, so there’s a lot of hope moving into the future,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are going to defeat this virus this year, but until then, we’ve got to protect each other.” Case Information Gov. Beshear...

Beshear reports 1,497 cases, 16 deaths; wants all schools to open for in-person opportunities March 1

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 1,497 new COVID cases and 16 deaths and a positivity rate lowered to 6.3%, the lowest since November. He also announced he is issuing a new executive order that recommends all school districts, including private schools, offer or expand some form of in-person instructional opportunities beginning March 1. If district personnel have not yet finished their vaccine series as...

Governor Beshear reports 530 new cases, 13 deaths; says vaccines open for 1C on March 1

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky’s COVID-19 numbers continued to move in the right direction and it was announced that those in priority group 1C will be able to start getting vaccinated in March. 
“We’re reporting just 530 new cases of COVID-19,” Gov. Andy Beshear said during a Monday press briefing. “That is the lowest number since October 5.” 
No counties had more than 100 cases...

Governor reports 979 COVID cases, 21 deaths, 6.72% positivity; sixth straight week of declining KY cases

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Sunday saw another drop in new COVID-19 cases, deaths, and the positivity rate, according to figures released by Gov. Andy Beshear’s office.

 The number of new cases reported to state public health officials on Sunday stood at 979, the second time in the past four days that number has been less than 1,000 and was the lowest since Thursday’s 963. This raises the...