Governor Andy Beshear provides update on COVID-19, vaccinations in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear gives the latest update on COVID-19 as the state nears 2 million vaccinations. Watch live in the video player above. PREVIOUS STORY: Kentucky is approaching another milestone in vaccinating its residents against COVID-19.Gov. Andy Beshear reported on Monday that nearly 1.99 million Kentuckians had been vaccinated. received the vaccine, the state said. More than 80% of people aged 65 and over in Kentucky have been vaccinated, while 60% of people aged 50 to 64 have been vaccinated, he said. The vaccination rate drops to 30% among Kentuckians between the ages of 18 and 29.The governor also reported 263 new cases of the coronavirus and four virus-related deaths in Kentucky on Monday. One of the deaths was discovered from the state audit of deaths from previous months. The number of Kentucky virus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic has reached at least 6,720. The statewide positive case rate was 2.61%. More than 340 patients infected with the virus are hospitalized in Kentucky, including 101 in intensive care units.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear gives the latest update on COVID-19 as the state nears 2 million vaccinations.

Watch live in the video player above.


PREVIOUS STORY: Kentucky is approaching another milestone in vaccinating its residents against COVID-19.

Governor Andy Beshear reported on Monday that nearly 1.99 million Kentuckians had been vaccinated.

The pace of statewide vaccinations has slowed significantly for several weeks, but the number of Kentuckians eligible for vaccines has recently increased to include young people between the ages of 12 and 15.

About 42,000 Kentuckians between the ages of 12 and 17 have received the vaccine, the state said. More than 80% of people aged 65 and over in Kentucky have been vaccinated, while 60% of people aged 50 to 64 have been vaccinated, he said. The vaccination rate drops to 30% among Kentuckians between the ages of 18 and 29.

The governor also reported 263 new coronavirus cases and four virus-related deaths in Kentucky on Monday. One of the deaths was discovered from the state audit of deaths from previous months. Kentucky virus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic have reached at least 6,720.

The statewide positive case rate was 2.61%. More than 340 patients infected with the virus are hospitalized in Kentucky, including 101 in intensive care units.

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