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Gov. Beshear updates Kentuckians on COVID-19 vaccinations

In News, State by OC Monitor Staff

FRANKFORT, Ky. — On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,751,541 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Governor added that as of today, approximately 750,000 Kentuckians need to get at least their first dose for the state to meet its 2.5 million-vaccine Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge.

“Every day, thousands more Kentuckians get their shot of hope, but we need to accelerate our progress,” said Gov. Beshear. “The sooner more Kentuckians get vaccinated, the faster we can lift more restrictions.”

Kentuckians should visit vaccinemap.ky.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccination site near them.

Case Information

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

Kentuckians vaccinated (have received at least one dose): 1,751,541

New cases today: 796
Positivity rate: 3.12%

For more information on cases and hospital capacity, see the full daily COVID-19 report. To see a list of those reported lost to the virus today, click here.

Gov. Beshear Visits Counties Eligible for Federal Aid After Severe Storms, Floods

Today, Gov. Beshear visited Floyd, Magoffin and Breathitt counties after all were affected by severe storms, flooding and mudslides Feb. 27–March 14, to encourage individuals and business owners to apply for federal recovery aid.

The Governor also awarded transportation funding in all three counties and announced sales tax relief for property owners in nine counties impacted by severe weather. To learn more, see the full release.

More Information

To see all vaccination sites and free transportation options to and from vaccination appointments, visit vaccine.ky.gov. To see a list of vaccination sites that have openings this week, visit vaccinemap.ky.gov. If Kentuckians have questions, they should call the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline, 855-598-2246 or TTY 855-326-4654 (for deaf or hard-of-hearing Kentuckians).

For detailed information on COVID-19 vaccinations and more, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

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