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Gov. Beshear: Kentucky’s Vaccine Supply to Increase by Additional 5%

Crystal Staley or Sebastian Kitchen
https://governor.ky.gov
Office of the Governor
700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY  40601

Governor says Kentucky has reached fifth straight day with positivity rate below 9%

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the federal COVID-19 team will increase Kentucky’s vaccine supply by an additional 5%. In total, the state’s supply will increase by 22% the week of Feb. 8 compared with the week of Jan. 25.

The Governor also noted Tuesday was the fifth day in a row that the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has stayed under 9%.

“Here in Kentucky and across the county we are seeing case numbers declining and we want to continue to see that trend,” said Gov. Beshear. “Unfortunately, we also continue to see far more deaths than we’d like to. There are 13 individuals in this report who were only in their 50s and 60s when they passed away from this virus.

“But there is really good news today, too,” said Gov. Beshear. “The president announced that his administration is increasing our supply another 5%. Again, our challenge is supply, supply, supply. Remember, we will get a vaccine to everybody, it’s just going to take some time.”

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 2,443
New deaths today: 32
Positivity rate: 8.83%
Total deaths: 3,812
Currently hospitalized: 1,335
Currently in ICU: 373
Currently on ventilator: 172

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Boone, Fayette, Kenton and Madison. Each of these counties reported 80 or more new cases; Jefferson County alone reported 349.

To see a list of those reported lost to the virus today, click here.

Executive Order on Pharmaceuticals
Today, the Governor signed an executive order that extends previous orders allowing pharmacists to dispense 30-day refills.

More Information
To view the full daily report, incidence rate map, information on testing locations, vaccines, contact tracing, school reports and guidance, guidance for health care providers and the White House Coronavirus Task Force reports for Kentucky and more, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.

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