Kentucky breaks another weekly vaccination record

FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says the state has broken another weekly vaccination record. More than 198,000 Kentuckians received a dose of the vaccine last week, breaking a previous weekly record of roughly 165,000 in early March. The Democratic governor noted that while demand continues to be high, some vaccine sites in western and eastern Kentucky have open appointments. He urged residents in those regions to sign up if they are eligible. Beshear also announced the opening of a vaccination site at the Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center in Gilbertsville. Kentucky reported 893 confirmed coronavirus cases and 11 virus-related deaths Tuesday. The state’s test positivity rate is 2.93%.