Just over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported just over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as case numbers continued to decline in the state. Officials reported 18 virus-related deaths, for a total of 4,336 since the pandemic reached Kentucky nearly a year ago. The new case total was 1,017. The governor said regional vaccine centers around the state would be open on Thursday. Earlier this week, Beshear announced a nearly 30% boost in vaccine supply on the way from the federal government. The state expects to get nearly 88,000 doses from the federal government next week.