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Vaccine eligibility expanding to anyone 16 and over; 815 new cases reported

Published: Mar. 31, 2021 at 3:41 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

The governor began his press conference by announcing the state is opening vaccinations to everyone over the age of 16 for Pfizer and 18 for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson starting Monday.

He also announced a new vaccination site at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville. They plan on vaccinating 4,000 people a day, starting April 12. You can schedule your appointment now by visiting UofLHealth.org or calling 502-681-1435.

Governor Beshear reported 815 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 426,876 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 2.96 percent positivity rate. Of Wednesday new cases, 141 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were 22 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday, as well as three additional audit deaths. That brings the state total to 6,090.

As of Wednesday, 413 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 110 are in the ICU, and 48 are on ventilators. At least 49,678 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

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