Gov. Beshear reports 963 new cases; announces new vaccination sites


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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDKY) – Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

The governor gave an update on COVID-19 guidance. He says for non-medicare certified long term care facilities, indoor visitation will resume for those that have been through the full vaccination process.

Governor Beshear reported 963 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the state total to 392,729 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 7.07 percent positivity rate. Of Thursday’s new cases, 141 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 37 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday, bringing the state total to 4,373.

As of Thursday, 935 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 260 are in the ICU, and 130 are on ventilators. At least 46,254 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

The governor announced new vaccine sites on Tuesday. He says with today’s additions, there will be 291 total vaccine sites in the state starting next week.

You can click here for a list of regional vaccination locations for Phase 1a and Phase 1b.

To find a Kroger location, click here.

For information on Walgreens vaccination locations, click here.

For information on Walmart vaccination locations, click here.

Click here for a list of Kentucky’s federal partnership vaccine site locations.

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