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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 27, 2021) – On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,732,791 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“Every day, we get a step closer to reaching the 2.5 million-vaccine Team Kentucky Vaccination Challenge and ending this pandemic once and for all,” said Gov. Beshear. “There are now more options than ever for you to sign up for your shot of hope. It’s fast, it’s easy and it will help us save lives and get back to more of the activities we’ve missed over the past year.”

Kentuckians should visit to find a COVID-19 vaccination site near them.

Gov. Beshear Visits UPS Vaccine Distribution Hub
As all eyes fall on the commonwealth for the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby, today, Gov. Beshear visited the main UPS global air hub to highlight the role Kentuckians are playing in distributing coronavirus vaccines throughout the nation to save lives and end the pandemic.

The Governor, joined by leaders at UPS including David Quintilio, senior vice president of UPS Healthcare, visited Worldport Core, where millions of packages are sorted on the way to their final destinations, the freight facility and the Healthcare Command Center, where UPS tracks and monitors vaccine shipments, including the temperature and location. To learn more, see the full release.

Case Information
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

Kentuckians vaccinated (have received at least one dose): 1,732,791

New cases today: 716
New deaths today: 10
New audit deaths: 7
Positivity rate: 3.17%
Total deaths: 6,476
Currently hospitalized: 397
Currently in ICU: 103
Currently on ventilator: 41

Top counties with the most positive cases today are Jefferson, Fayette, Boone and Warren. Each county reported at least 30 new cases.

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

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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