FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky has seen new cases of COVID-19 drop by nearly 14% over the past week, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.
What You Need To Know
- New cases are down in Kentucky almost 14% from last week
- Over 1.7 million Kentuckians have been vaccinated as of Sunday, Beshear said
- Kentucky still has a ways to go to reach 2.5 million vaccinations, the number Beshear said needs to be met before the state can reopen
Beshear also said over 1.7 million Kentuckians are at least partially vaccinated, inching the state closer to the 2.5 million threshold the governor said needs to be met before Kentucky can fully reopen.
Gov. Beshear announced a 13.99% decrease in weekly reported cases from the week prior, with 325 new cases reported Sunday. The Governor urged Kentuckians to join the more than 1.7 million unique persons vaccinated by signing up for their #ShotofHope. https://t.co/8qrSMnTeMh pic.twitter.com/UgA1YrU4hK— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) April 25, 2021
325 new cases and 13 deaths – 9 from an audit – were reported by health officials on Sunday, bringing the Commonwealth to 6,449 coronavirus-related deaths.
The state's seven-day positivity rate dropped slightly to 3.18% Sunday.
There are currently 381 are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 99 are in an ICU and 45 are on a ventilator.
All Kentuckians aged 16 and up are eligible for the COVID vaccine. Appointments are easy to schedule as Kentucky has nearly 500,000 vaccine doses awaiting interested arms.
To learn more about COVID-19 or to schedule your vaccine appointment, visit our Coronavirus Section.