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Gov. Andy Beshear implores Kentuckians to get their booster shot as state announces less than 600 new COVID-19 cases Monday

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Published: Nov. 1, 2021 at 3:39 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear held a COVID-19 update on Monday, you can watch the news conference below.

In his news conference, Gov. Beshear urged Kentuckians to get their COVID-19 vaccine boosters shots if they are eligible, with all Kentuckians eligible to receive a booster of the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

“You really need to get your booster, because we are seeing hospitalizations among vaccinated people going up month after month, which suggests waning immunity,” said Gov. Beshear. “Getting your booster is incredibly important. I am going to get mine live Thursday when we do the Team Kentucky update. The vaccines work. You need a booster for the vaccines to continue to work at the level that we need them to.”

In his daily COVID-19 report, the Governor announced 568 new COVID-19 cases across the Commonwealth on Monday, bringing the case total to 745,353.

132 of the new cases were children 18 and younger. 772 Kentuckians remain hospitalized. 249 people remain in the ICU, with 138 on a ventilator.

The state’s positivity rate now sits at 5.03%.

The Governor also announced 26 new COVID-19 deaths on Monday, bringing the statewide total to 9,814.

47 counties across the state are in the red zone on the state’s COVID-19 incidence rate map. Russell County leads the state with an incidence rate of 121.1 per 100,000 people. Hickman is the only county in the green, with a rate of 0.

If you have any questions about the coronavirus in Kentucky, call the state’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

You can also find more information, including how to protect your family, by visiting Kentucky’s official COVID-19 website: https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

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