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KY Nearing 2-Million People Vaccinated

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Karyn Czar, WUKY
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Kentucky is closing in on another milestone in getting its residents vaccinated against COVID-19. Governor Andy Beshear reported Monday that nearly 1.99 million Kentuckians have been vaccinated. The statewide pace of vaccinations slowed considerably for several weeks. But the number of Kentuckians eligible for the shots expanded recently to include youngsters ages 12 to 15.

The state says nearly 42,000 Kentuckians ages 12 to 17 have received the vaccine. Meanwhile, the governor also reported 263 new coronavirus cases and four virus-related deaths in Kentucky on Monday. One of the deaths was discovered from the state’s audit of deaths from prior months. Kentucky’s positivity rate is 2.61%.