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More than 731,000 Kentuckians have received COVID-19 vaccine

FRANKFORT, Ky.  – More than 731,000 Kentuckians have now had at least the first dose of one of the effective COVID-19 vaccines, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.

“These numbers continue a good trend that we see on declining case numbers. Even better, our positivity rate is now 4.60% as it continues to decline,” he said. “But let’s remember as we work toward defeating this virus, we can’t quit. Yesterday, President Joe Biden announced he now believes there will be sufficient supply for every adult in America to get vaccinated by the end of May. That’s really good news and moves up the timeline.”

Case information

As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

  • New cases: 1,175
  • New deaths: 33
  • Positivity rate: 4.6%
  • Total deaths: 4,704
  • Currently hospitalized: 680
  • Currently in ICU: 175
  • Currently on ventilator: 79

Top counties with the most positive cases on Wednesday are: Jefferson, Kenton, Fayette, Boone and Campbell. Each county reported at least 45 new cases.

Kentucky’s COVID-19 Vaccine Website, vaccine.ky.gov, shows Kentuckians which phase they are in specifically. Individuals can sign up for notifications so state officials can communicate with them when doses become available at new and existing sites. Vaccine.ky.gov also lists regional vaccination partners statewide, so Kentuckians can search their county or region and see how to schedule an appointment.

Kentucky’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline, 855-598-2246, has the same features as the website. Kentuckians can get assistance completing the vaccine eligibility questionnaire and scheduling an appointment when doses are available.