Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 2021-04-08 22:00:20 –
Governor Andy Beshear announced at a COVID-19 briefing that Kentucky will begin Vaccine Priority Phase 1C, which includes all Kentucky citizens over the age of 50, on Monday.
Phase 1C currently includes people over the age of 60.
Qualified people can start their appointments after Monday now.
Beshear also announced its intention to open the vaccine eligibility to all persons over the age of 16 by April 12.
Curfew extended by 1 hour at bars and restaurants
The curfew for restaurants and bars in Kentucky will be extended by an hour from Friday, Bescher said.
According to the new restrictions, restaurants and bars are open until midnight and can be closed at 1am.
Seating rules and mask obligations will continue to apply, said Bescher, with capacity remaining at 60%.
“Given the positive state movements of the state today, with more vaccines and fewer cases, I hope this is a little reassuring,” Bescher said.
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Thursday’s COVID-19 Report
Bescher reported 785 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, The total number of federal cases is 419,157.
There were 31 new deaths reported on Thursday.
The state positive rate is 3.23%.
As of today, Kentucky has given 1,082,303 people at least the first dose, Bescher reported.
Kentucky Adds 604 Audited Coronavirus Deaths
An additional 604 coronavirus deaths will be added to Kentucky’s death toll, Bescher reported.
The report comes from First audit of deaths associated with COVID-19 During the November-January surge, Kentucky had more cases and deaths than at any time in the pandemic.
Information about coronavirus deaths is usually provided through the local health department and then checked to confirm that the death was caused by COVID-19. During the audit, authorities withdrew all death certificates from November to January and compared them with reports from the health sector.
Similar audits were conducted in Ohio and Indiana. Ohio reported more than 4,000 additional deaths. Indiana reported more than 1,500 deaths.
Additional deaths in Kentucky will be reported in three days, with 417 of the 604 deaths reported today.
This brings the death toll from the Kentucky coronavirus to 5,504.
Cardinal Stadium will be the state’s largest vaccination site
The University of Louisville Cardinal Stadium was added as a vaccination site with a soft launch on April 8, and Bescher announced that it will be fully open the following week.
It will be the largest vaccination site in Kentucky, with 24 lanes open for vaccination. With sufficient supply, the site will receive up to 4,000 doses daily, according to Bescher.
NKY vaccination site
Kentucky has 570 vaccination sites, including some in northern Kentucky.
The Kroger Regional Vaccination Site at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
Reservations are required.Move to www.kroger.com/rx/guest/get-vaccinated Enter “Covington, Kentucky” in the search bar or call 866-211-5320.
- Kroger, 634 Chestnut Drive, Walton.
- Kroger, 7685 Mall Road, Florence.
- Kroger, 9950 Berberich Drive, Florence.
- Kroger, 53 Donor Mayer Drive, Bellevue.
- Wal-Mart, 6711 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria.
- Walmart, 7625 Doering Drive, Florence.
- Wal-Mart, 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Fort Wright.
Locations for all vaccination sites in northern Kentucky are available at the following URL: nkyhealth.org..
St. Elizabeth Medical Center is located at Northern Kentucky University BB & T Arena as a mass vaccination site March 20th and 21st.. Those who are eligible to be vaccinated in Kentucky MyChart Through St. Elizabeth.
COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Infection:Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in northern Kentucky
Vaccine website and hotline
Kentucky has a “one-stop shop” website. Vaccine.ky.gov, And a hotline to help people find a place to get the vaccine and decide when they are eligible to get the vaccine.
The hotline is 855-598-2246 (TTY 855-326-4654 for the hearing impaired) and is available Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm.
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