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Gov. Beshear receives COVID-19 vaccine booster during Team Kentucky update

Cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky as of Wednesday, November 3.
Cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky as of Wednesday, November 3.(Kentucky Dept. for Public Health)
Published: Nov. 3, 2021 at 1:10 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 4, 2021 at 2:45 PM CDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KFVS) - Governor Andy Beshear gave a Team Kentucky update on Thursday, November 4.

Governor Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear received their COVID-19 vaccination boosters during the update.

“We believe the boosters will give us a level of immunity we probably had early, following vaccination, when our cases and trends were much lower,” said Governor Beshear. “I encourage all eligible Kentucky adults to get a booster.”

He said if Kentucky adults are over 65, have significant underlying conditions or are exposed to many people through their work, they should get a vaccination booster.

Cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky

As of Wednesday, November 3, the Kentucky Department for Public Health reported 1,669 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths.

The current positivity rate is 5.05 percent.

Currently, 762 Kentuckians have been hospitalized with the virus. Of those, 232 were in the ICU and 137 were on ventilators.

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