Finally below 2%, state’s positivity rate continues to decline

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky, like other parts of the country, likely won’t make the 70% vaccination target by July 4, according to the latest vaccine and COVID numbers.

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday 2,165,953 people have received at least one vaccine, short of the 2.5 million goal that would be the 70 percent mark.

The governor also reminded Kentuckians of the Wednesday, June 30 deadline to register for the first #ShotataMillion vaccination drawing at

After finally dropping below 2% during the weekend, the state’s positivity rate has continued to decline.

The state’s COVID positivity rate was 1.95% Monday and 1.85% in Wednesday’s report.

Additionally, the number of new cases was 210 Wednesday with 28 of those in people 18 or under. The number of new cases also continues to slowly fall.

The state still has no ‘red’ counties and now has five in the ‘orange’ category. Most counties are still in yellow.

The state reported two new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky’s total death toll since the pandemic to 7,196.

Of the total cases, the state said 196 people were in the hospital, 55 are in ICU,up from earlier in the week, and 32 are still on a ventilator, also up from earlier in the week.

The full vaccination report, COVID-19 numbers and positivity rate can be found at

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