Gov. Beshear says state will be closing certain vaccine sites on Thursday due to severe weather


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

Due to severe weather in the coming days, the governor says the state will be closing the Lexington, Bowling Green and Covington Kroger vaccine sites on Thursday.

Beshear says Kroger will be reaching out to people impacted to reschedule appointments. He’s asked to get as many of them in as possible by Saturday.

Governor Beshear reported 2,339 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 381,121 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 7.66 percent positivity rate. Of Tuesday’s new cases, 409 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 35 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state total to 4,126.

As of Tuesday, 1,204 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 282 are in the ICU, and 148 are on ventilators. At least 45,148 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

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