Gov. Beshear reports highest single-day death total; releases regional vaccine site information

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

Governor Beshear reported 2,947 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, and a 9.04 percent positivity rate.

There were 69 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday, bringing the state total to 3,611. That’s the highest ever single-day total.

The governor announced four regional vaccine sites will be opening the first week of February. One will be at Alltech Arena at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington and opens Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m.. Appointments will be required– you can click here to register. Registration opens at 5 p.m. Thursday.

The state says 3,000 appointments will be available per week, for people in tier 1B only at this time.

The state is also launching a new website and hotline for vaccine information that will be live following the governor’s press briefing Thursday.

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