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Beshear reports 2,423 cases, 47 deaths, lower positivity (9.35%); says feds increase vaccine supply

Gov. Andy Beshear reported 2,423 cases and 47 deaths — and a positivity rate of 9.35%. He also reminded Kentuckians that the federal government will increase each state’s supply of COVID-19 vaccines and guarantee a minimum supply for three consecutive weeks.

Beshear reports 2,714 cases, 35 deaths, increase in vaccine supply; two UK variant cases in state

Gov. Andy Beshear reported a call with the President’s COVID-19 team where he learned the federal government will increase each state’s supply of COVID-19 vaccines by 17%. “That is a great start,” said Gov. Beshear. “The other thing they are doing is guaranteeing a minimum supply for three straight weeks. One of the tough things we’ve been dealing with is only knowing on a Tuesday what...

Beshear reports 1,268 cases, 39 deaths, declining positivity rate; to announce vaccine info on Thursday

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Kentucky’s COVID-19 positivity rate has fallen below 10% for the first time since Dec. 31. Monday’s new case report was also the lowest for a Monday since Jan. 4. He reported 1,268 cases and 39 deaths and a positivity rate of 9.93%. Kenton County reported 43 cases, Boone 26, and Campbell 17. “Our cases are way too high, but I think when you look at this it shows...

New COVID cases on Sunday — 2,018; deaths 35; 117 of Kentucky’s 120 counties are in red zone

New cases reported in Kentucky on Sunday were 2,018, bringing the total number of cases to 346,586. Deaths numbered 35, bring the total to 3,421. Kenton reported 97 new cases, Boone 65 and Campbell 52. Of the new cases, 319 were of those 18 years old and younger. As of Sunday, 117 of Kentucky’s 120 counties continue in the red zone. Positivity rate is 10.24%. Kentuckians should continue to follow...

State reports 3,795 new cases, 49 deaths — and says 56,000 vaccine doses coming next week; 1C will open

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Friday’s big drop in new cases and deaths in Kentucky due to COVID-19 reversed course on Saturday, with big increases in both categories. There were 3,795 new cases reported to state public health officials on Saturday, almost the same number as on Thursday, bringing the pandemic total to 344,568. Five counties reported over 100 cases. Jefferson had 603, Bullitt 529, Fayette...

Gov. Beshear reports 2,756 cases, 36 deaths and lowest positivity since Jan. 2 — 10.8%

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has fallen to the lowest rate — 10.8% — since Jan. 2. He reported 2,756 cases and 36 deaths on Friday. Kenton County reported 89 cases, Boone 82 and Campbell 54. “Folks, there’s a pretty simple reason why I think our cases are declining, and that’s that I see you all doing the hard work,” said Gov. Beshear. “I...

Beshear reports highest ever number of deaths with 58, 3,728 new cases; victims’ memorial ceremony

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s highest-ever number of newly reported deaths, while also noting that the state’s positivity rate decreased. “We still have too many cases, but it does appear we are seeing a decline from our highest week ever. Our positivity rate is down again. Far higher than we want, but this is a good trend,” said Gov. Beshear. “The hard part though about today’s...

Gov. Beshear reports 3,433 cases and 49 deaths, positivity is below 12% for fifth day

Gov. Andy Beshear said the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has stayed below 12% for the fifth day in a row as he reported 3,433 cases and 49 deaths. “While there is still so much pain and darkness in our commonwealth due to this pandemic, we are beginning to see the light ahead of us,” said Gov. Beshear. “This plateauing positivity rate is great news for Kentucky, especially as we continue...

Beshear reports 2,250 COVID cases, 27 deaths; major funding for hospitals and faster vaccinations

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians on increased funding for Kentucky hospitals and reported 2,250 new COVID cases and 27 deaths. Campbell reported 218 new cases, Kenton 82 and Boone 47. “I come to you today as our country passes a grim milestone of losing 400,000 Americans to the coronavirus. That is a staggering loss. It’s so large it’s hard to actually see it in your mind, to process how...

State reports 1,990 COVID cases, 40 deaths, positivity 11.64%; state capitol grounds still closed

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Just 1,998 coronavirus cases and 40 deaths were reported by health officials in Kentucky on Monday. Kentucky’s death toll from the virus to 3,167 since the pandemic began in March. 
A release from Gov. Andy Beshear’s office showed 1,998 COVID-19 cases were confirmed. Kentucky’s positivity rate, which has been around 12% for much of the past week, was...

State adds 2,362 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths; positivity is 11.49%; all but one county is red

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Gov. Andy Beshear announced 2,362 new COVID-19 cases and 34 deaths Sunday. Boone County reported 131 cases, Kenton County 119 and Campbell 54. The Commonwealth also had 34 more coronavirus-related deaths and has now seen 3,127 total deaths during the pandemic and 326,675 cases since the start of the pandemic. Kentucky’s positivity rate increased slightly to 11.49%. There...

Kentucky reports 3,096 new COVID-19 cases, 32 deaths; positivity is below 12%

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Kentucky reported 3,096 new COVID-19 cases – more than a thousand less than last Saturday – and 32 more deaths connected to the coronavirus. 
Some good news: The positivity rate fell below 12% for the first time in more than week with Saturday’s coming in at 11.47%. 
The 32 deaths bring the total to 3,093 since the coronavirus started last March. There were...

Beshear reports 3,955 cases and 19 deaths, says vaccinations are picking up

Gov. Andy Beshear updated Kentuckians about COVID-19 case information and vaccines, reporting 3,955 cases and 19 deaths. “These case numbers are still far too high, but there is hopeful news today, too. We are on track as we ramp up to meet our goal of administering 90% of all vaccine received within seven days of arrival,” said Gov. Beshear. The Governor said 325,625 COVID-19 vaccine doses have...

Beshear reports 4,084 cases, 51 deaths, plan to increase speed of vaccines, unemployment update

Gov. Andy Beshear, state officials and Kroger leadership announced a new partnership to significantly increase the speed of COVID-19 vaccinations across the Commonwealth. Beshear reported 4,084 new cases and 51 deaths. The first Kroger regional, drive-through vaccination sites will open the week of Feb. 1 for Kentuckians in Phase 1A, 1B and 1C. The Governor said more details would be announced on site...

Gov. Beshear reports 4,560 cases, 47 deaths, says virus spreading more aggressively

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s fourth-highest report of new COVID-19 cases and third-highest report of new COVID-19 deaths. “We’re going to pass 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear. “That is tragic. We can stop this. We need to wear masks. We need to follow the rules and restrictions, and now is not the time to pull away the authority that keeps us safe....