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Gov. Beshear ‘strongly recommending’ masking as state sees uptick in Delta variant

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 5:36 AM CDT
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KENTUCKY (WFIE) - We’re expecting to learn more from Governor Andy Beshear on the Commonwealth’s response to the Delta variant.

The variant is a more transmissible strain of the coronavirus.

Governor Beshear’s remarks will come as three counties in western Kentucky have the highest incidence rates in the state.

During the briefing, the governor says there are more cases among vaccinated individuals because of the Delta variant. He adds that over 4.1 million doses have been administered.

Governor Beshear states 61 percent of Kentuckians 18 and up are vaccinated.

The positivity rate sits at 5.45%.

During the briefing, the governor addressed the increase in hospitalizations.

He’s “strongly recommending” the following as the state sees an uptick in the Delta variant.

Governor Beshear is “strongly recommending” the following as the state sees an uptick in the...
Governor Beshear is “strongly recommending” the following as the state sees an uptick in the Delta variant.(wfie)

You can watch the governor’s briefing below.

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