Beshear Wants to Receive COVID Vaccine in Public
By West Kentucky Star Staff, The Associated Press
FRANKFORT - Governor Andy Beshear said he plans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in public when it becomes available, to show his confidence that it's safe.

On Wednesday, he urged patience as federal health agencies and the Defense Department have sketched out plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or even late this year.

Beshear says Americans have to “let the science take its course." But once the time comes, Beshear says his plan is to take the vaccination in public to show people that he believes it's safe.

He reported 776 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of cases to 58,764. He noted that ninety-one of the new cases were from children 18 and younger.

Eight new deaths were announced, raising the COVID-19 death toll to 1,082. The new deaths include a 76-year-old man from Christian County.

Kentucky's positivity rate currently stands at 3.89 percent.

You can see Beshear's full update below.


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Published 05:50 PM, Wednesday Sep. 16, 2020
Updated 09:40 AM, Thursday Sep. 17, 2020



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