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Gov. Beshear provides update on COVID-19 vaccinations

By Crystal Staley/Sebastian Kitchen

Frankfort, KY - On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 2,058,029 people have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky.

"These vaccines are miracles. They have effectively eliminated death and hospitalization for the most vulnerable," said Gov. Beshear. "They are saving lives every day and we've got to make sure more people get them."

The Governor also announced due to increased vaccinations, senior centers will reopen at full capacity on June 11.

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:
  • People vaccinated in Kentucky (have received at least one dose): 2,058,029
  • New cases today: 137
  • Positivity rate: 2.50%

"Today, we're going to add a number of audit deaths - 260 - to make sure that we are fully accurate," said Gov. Beshear. "I believe after today we will have conducted the most comprehensive audit of any state in the country for deaths during this pandemic."

The top five counties by percent of residents vaccinated are: Woodford (62%), Franklin (60%), Fayette (58%), Boone (52%) and Scott (51%).

The bottom five counties by percent of residents vaccinated are: Christian (19%), Spencer (20%), Ballard (21%), McCreary (22%) and Lewis (22%).

This story was posted on 2021-06-01 20:36:22
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