KENTUCKY — Kentucky has once again broken a weekly vaccination record, Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Tuesday. During the last reporting week, which began on March 16, 198,447 Kentuckians received a vaccine.
What You Need To Know
- Kentucky breaks another weekly vaccination record
- During the last reporting week, 198,447 Kentuckians received a vaccine
- The previous weekly record was 165,217 new Kentuckians receiving a vaccine in the week beginning on March 9
- Beshear also announced the Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center in Gilbertsville will serve as a COVID-19 vaccination site
The previous weekly record was 165,217 new Kentuckians receiving a vaccine in the week beginning on March 9.
Beshear also announced the Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center in Gilbertsville, located at 113 Administration Drive, will serve as a COVID-19 vaccination site.
“This is a new site we stood up in Western Kentucky to ensure the area was getting significant amounts of vaccine,” said Beshear. “As of today, they have more than 2,000 available appointments in this coming week. That means any Kentuckian, aged 50 and up, if you’re in that area, we need you to sign up.”
Residents can pre-register to be vaccinated at the site by going online or calling 859-217-4679.
The governor said he will begin announcing sites with extra appointments on social media to help reach those who may not be aware.
According to a release from Beshear's office, Kentucky's state vaccination program is projected to receive more than 142,000 first doses from the federal government next week.
On Tuesday, Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:
- New cases: 893
- New deaths: 11
- New audit deaths: 4
- Positivity rate: 2.93%
- Total deaths: 5,814
- Currently hospitalized: 436
- Currently in ICU: 93
- Currently on ventilator: 48
The top counties with the most positive cases Tuesday were Jefferson, Warren, Fayette, and Laurel. Each county reported at least 49 new cases.