FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDKY) – Governor Andy Beshear is providing an update on COVID-19 cases.
Gov. Beshear believes phase 1B of the phased COVID-19 vaccine distribution will begin Feb. 1, give or take a week.
As of Tuesday, there have been 66,582 total doses administered in Kentucky.
Gov. Beshear reported 1,781 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 280,836 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 11.4 percent positivity rate. Of Tuesday’s new cases, 202 are in kids 18 or younger.
There were 23 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday. The state death total is now 2,772.
As of Tuesday, 1,760 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 430 are in the ICU, and 215 are on ventilators. At least 37,502 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.