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Kentucky Sets Monday COVID-19 Case Increase Record For Second Week In A Row

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear
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Kentucky set a record for COVID-19 positive tests on a Monday for the second week in a row. 

The state is reporting 647 new cases Monday for a total of more than 88,000. Mondays typically see lower case counts due to lab closures from the weekend. 

The state also reported Monday nine Kentuckians died as a result of the virus, increasing the statewide death count to 1,326. Monday’s death toll includes a 73-year-old man from Marshall County. 

Public Health Commissioner Steven Stack outlined Kentucky’s plan for the delivery of a coronavirus vaccine. Stack said healthcare workers and vulnerable populations will be at the front of the line to receive the vaccine. He said the federal government expects widespread delivery of a vaccine over the next year. 

“Hopefully by the time we reach the end of next year, everybody who has wanted a vaccine will have had the chance to have a vaccine,” Stack said. 

 

Dalton York is a Morning Edition host and reporter for WKYU in Bowling Green. He is a graduate of Murray State University, where he majored in History with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership Studies. While attending Murray State, he worked as a student reporter at WKMS. A native of Marshall County, he is a proud product of his tight-knit community.
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