Kentucky adds dozens of new vaccination sites

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s coronavirus vaccine effort continues to grow, with the addition of dozens of vaccination sites announced on Thursday.

Among the new sites is Paintsville Walmart, a new regional vaccination site in Louisa operated by the Lawrence County Health Department and King’s Daughters Medical Center, and a number of Walgreens and independent Good Neighbor pharmacies throughout the region.

“As you can see, we are expanding at a phenomenal rate,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “We are very quickly covering the whole state, to get to our desired outcome where you never have to drive more than one county to get a vaccine.”

The governor also announced that nearly half a million Kentuckians — or 11 percent of the total — have already been vaccinated.

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Looking at the latest coronavirus numbers in Kentucky, the state saw fewer than 1,900 cases reported on Thursday, bringing the total to nearly 385,000.

Thirty-six more Kentuckians have died, raising the death toll to 4,211.

There are more than 1,100 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, including 278 in intensive care and 156 on ventilators.

The state’s positivity rate is now just slightly higher than 7 percent.