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Karyn Czar / WUKY

Coinciding with new CDC guidance, Governor Andy Beshear will be lifting the state’s mask mandate and allowing all businesses to return to full capacity next month. Karyn Czar reports.


Kentucky reported 963 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The governor's office says the positivity rate was 3.8%, and there were 29 newly reported deaths related to the virus. Gov. Andy Beshear said in a release Friday that the number of new cases, deaths and the positivity rate continue to decline. Kentucky has recorded 4,950 deaths from the virus since the first death nearly a year ago.

Judge Blocks Laws In Showdown Between Governor, Lawmakers

Mar 4, 2021
Associated Press

Kentucky’s Democratic governor has won a court order temporarily blocking Republican-backed laws threatening to invalidate his executive orders aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky’s rate of positive COVID-19 cases fell again Monday and the state had a fifth straight week of decline in the number of cases. He said it’s the first time the state has had five weeks of declining cases since the initial case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Kentucky last March. The state reported 723 new cases Monday, the lowest since Oct. 12. It had 9 deaths and a positivity rate of 6.57%. Meanwhile, Beshear said childcare workers have been moved up in priority for the coronavirus vaccine and can go ahead and sign up for it.

CDC

Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky has confirmed its first two cases of a new coronavirus variant that's been seen in the United Kingdom.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

WUKY's Karyn Czar recently spoke one on one with State Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray about Kentucky's COVID-19 vaccination program.


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Gov. Andy Beshear is urging Kentuckians to avoid large New Year’s Eve gatherings. He calls it a small sacrifice to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Kentucky's governor says the state hopes to begin the next phase of COVID-19 vaccines at the start of February.

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The unrelenting coronavirus pandemic has been voted the top news story of 2020 in Kentucky.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says he is using $51.5 million in federal coronavirus funding to provide relief from unemployment costs for more than 1,500 employers.

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