FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Thursday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 1,880 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky.
"Those are the lowest new cases for at least four weeks," Gov. Beshear said. "We are currently running below in numbers of new cases what we had last week, which again was our fourth straight week, a record, of decreasing cases."
Thursday's positivity rate is 7.08%.
"That is the lowest since November 6," Gov. Beshear noted of the positivity rate. "That is good news."
Gov. Beshear also announced 36 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 4,211.
"Like just about every one of the days we've had for the last week, we've had declining cases, but we still have stubborning high deaths," Gov. Beshear said.
The governor also announced more vaccine sites in Kentucky. They include 10 new Kroger store locations, 15 new Walmart store locations, and 125 federal pharmacy program sites at Walgreens and Good Neighbor independent pharmacies.
The Kroger store locations include:
Ashland: 711 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Ashland: 370 Diederich Rd.
Brandenburg: 568 River Ridge Plaza
Campbellsville: 399 Campbellsville Bypass
Carrollton: 2549 Highway 227
Elizabethtown: 3040 Dolphin Dr.
London: 1730 W. Hwy. 192
Maysville: 381 Market Square Dr.
Murray: 808 N. 12th St.
Paducah: 3141 Park Ave.
Appointments are required. Go to kroger.com/covidvaccine to schedule an appointment.
The Walmart store locations include:
Berea: 120 Jill Dr.
Campbellsville: 725 Campbellsville Bypass
Carrollton: 200 Floyd Dr.
Central City: 1725 West Everly Brothers Blvd.
Corbin: 60 S. Stewart Rd.
Crestwood: 6501 Veterans Memorial Parkway
La Grange: 1015 New Moody Ln.
Mayfield: 1225 Paris Rd.
Paducah: 3220 Irvin Cobb Dr.
Paintsville: 470 N. Mayo Trail
Richmond: 820 Eastern Bypass
Shelbyville: 500 Taylorsville Rd.
Shepherdsville: 545 Conestoga Parkway Lot 1
Tompkinsville: 1650 Edmonton Rd.
Winchester: 1859 Bypass Rd.
Appointments are required. Go to walmart.com/covidvaccine to schedule an appointment.