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Beshear: Over 1.8 million Kentuckians have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose

US vaccination rates have been falling as the supply has increased.
US vaccination rates have been falling as the supply has increased.(CNN)
Published: May. 5, 2021 at 3:55 PM CDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KFVS) - According to Gov. Beshear, 1,837,229 Kentuckians have had at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.

The U.S. Census Bureau reported a total of 4,467,673 Kentuckians in 2019.

“Because so many Kentuckians have rolled up their sleeves for these vaccines, these shots of hope, we’ve been able to increase capacity in most businesses to 60% and return child care classrooms to their traditional sizes. We’ve been able to shorten and simplify Healthy at Work minimum requirements. We’ve been able to lift the mask mandate for smaller, outdoor events. That’s all because of you. And as more Kentuckians get vaccinated, it will be safer to lift even more restrictions.”

The state had 710 new COVID cases on May 5, with a positivity rate of 3.57%.

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