2,339 new cases of COVID-19 reported, regional vaccine sites to be closed Thursday due to weather

Posted at 4:24 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 17:39:20-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — During his Tuesday press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 2,339 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 2,339 new cases bring Kentucky's COVID-19 case total to 381,121.

"It is less than last week and the week before," Gov. Beshear noted of the new number of cases. "It is a little bit more than three weeks ago, but that week ended up being larger on Monday."

Tuesday's positivity rate is 7.66%.

Gov. Beshear also announced 35 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 4,126.

The governor also said the state will be closing Kroger's regional vaccination sites in Lexington, Bowling Green, and Covington on Thursday due to the upcoming winter storm.

"If you have waited a long time to get this appointment, I am really sorry. But I also don't want to put you out on the roads with thick ice," said Gov. Beshear. "Wear your mask, be careful over this next week and we will get you vaccinated."

Kroger will be reaching out to those impacted to reschedule appointments.