The federal government promised to supply Kentucky with more doses of the COVID vaccine every week. The announcement comes as Kentucky adds child care workers to the list of people currently receiving the shot and plans to open more regional vaccine clinics next week.
Governor Andy Beshear reported on Tuesday that Kentucky will receive 87,860 doses of the vaccine next week. Additionally, the federal government will double the amount of vaccines sent directly to 125 pharmacies across the state. This is the fourth weekly jump, following increases every Tuesday since January 26.
Tuesday’s report included 1,255 new cases, a 6.58% positivity rate and 27 new deaths.
The state began accepting applications on Monday for the new Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund. Kentucky allocated $264 million to help people pay past-due rent and utility bills. Payments for those who qualify will go directly to landlords and utility providers. You can learn more about the fund here.
Beshear said on Tuesday that thousands of people have already sought millions in aid. People can learn more about the fund and apply at teamkyhherf.ky.gov. The fund does not cover Lexington or Louisville residents because those cities have their own programs at covid19renterhelp.org and stopmyeviction.org, respectively.