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Gov. Beshear Updates Kentuckians on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Crystal Staley or Sebastian Kitchen
Office of the Governor
700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY  40601

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 20, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Beshear said at least 1,672,364* Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He also announced 609 new COVID-19 cases and a 3.44% positivity rate.

“As our case numbers seem to be plateauing, it’s more important than ever for us to make sure our vaccination numbers are rising consistently,” said Gov. Beshear. “Let’s meet our 2.5 million vaccine Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge so we can get back to more of the activities we enjoy and keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe.”

Kentuckians should visit to find a COVID-19 vaccination site near where they live.

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

Kentuckians vaccinated (have received at least one dose): 1,672,364*

New cases today: 609
New deaths today: 7
New audit deaths: 6
Positivity rate: 3.44%
Total deaths: 6,360
Currently hospitalized: 419
Currently in ICU: 121
Currently on ventilator: 48

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Warren and Christian. Each county reported at least 22 new cases.

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

*Vaccination data will continue to update after the state’s reporting system completed a security upgrade.

More Information
To see all vaccination sites and free transportation options to and from vaccination appointments, visit To see a list of vaccination sites that have openings this week, visit If Kentuckians have questions, they should call the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline, 855-598-2246 or TTY 855-326-4654 (for deaf or hard-of-hearing Kentuckians).

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



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