State’s COVID positivity rate continues to be better than surrounding states

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source: mgn online

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky’s positivity test rate for the coronavirus remains below 3 percent and is better than its border states but with spring break in process, state leaders continue to plead with residents to practice health and safety precautions.

“We are on a positive trajectory – we are leading all of our seven border states in administering at least one dose of the vaccine and our positivity rate continues to decline –  but we need to keep working hard and not give up,” Gov. Andy Beshear said during a Tuesday update. “We need every eligible Kentuckian to join the team and get the first vaccine available them.”

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Kentucky has now vaccinated about 40% of all adults.

The Governor reminded Kentuckians there are thousands of COVID-19 vaccination appointments available over the next few weeks at Norton Healthcare (register here), UK Health Care’s vaccination site at Kroger Field (register here) and the Kroger Frankfort Regional Vaccination site (register here or call 866-211-5320); King’s Daughters Pavilion also has hundreds of available appointments (call 606-408-2683).

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:

New cases today: 751
New deaths today: 13
New audit deaths: 10
Positivity rate: 2.9%
Total deaths: 6,065
Currently hospitalized: 378
Currently in ICU: 91
Currently on ventilator: 37

Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Christian and Scott. Each county reported at least 25 new cases.

To see a list of those reported lost to the virus today, click here.

To see all vaccination sites and free transportation options to and from vaccination appointments, visit vaccine.ky.gov. To see a list of vaccination sites that have openings this week, visit vaccinemap.ky.gov. If Kentuckians have questions, they should call the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline, 855-598-2246 or TTY 855-326-4654 (for deaf or hard-of-hearing Kentuckians).

To view the full daily reportincidence rate map, information on testing locationsvaccinescontact tracingschool reports and guidanceguidance for health care providers and the White House Coronavirus Task Force reports for Kentucky and more, visit kycovid19.ky.gov.