Gov. Beshear reports new COVID-19 numbers; provides details on vaccine shipments to Ky.


Governor Andy Beshear holds a news conference to give an update on the COVID-19 situation in Kentucky.(WDKY)

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

Gov. Beshear reported 2,124 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the state total to 179,041 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 9.42 percent positivity rate. Of Monday’s new cases, 203 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 12 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Monday. The state death total is now 1,908.

As of Monday, 1,741 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 421 are in the ICU, and 229 are on ventilators.

Gov. Beshear says he believes Kentucky will get the first allocation of the Pfizer vaccines in early December, which will be 38,025 doses. He says the two groups that will receive that vaccine first will be long-term care residents and staff, and frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers.

The state is also expecting more than 76,000 Moderna vaccines in late December.

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