NKY ‘hit really hard’ by COVID-19, Gov. Beshear announces federal testing site

Gov. Beshear gives update on COVID-19 in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX19) - Gov. Andy Beshear announced a new COVID-19 testing site will be coming to Northern Kentucky.

Starting Jan. 11, a federal surge testing site will open in Covington, the governor announced. The testing site will be in the parking lot at 302 W. 4th Street, Covington, Kentucky.

Registration for this testing is open. You can sign up here.

Testing at the Covington location will run from Jan. 11 till Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The fallout from holiday gatherings and events is now being seen in Kentucky’s COVID-19 cases and positivity rate, Gov. Beshear explained on Friday.

Kentucky reported 4,750 new cases on Friday, which the governor said is the third-highest day ever for the state.

On Friday, Kenton County reported 171 new cases, Boone County had 111, and Campbell County had 94. These new case totals are why Gov. Beshear said the surge testing is so important for NKY.

Kentucky is the 29th ranked state in terms of the highest rate for cases, according to a White House federal report shared by the governor. That report also shows Kentucky is 19th in terms of positivity rate.

Currently, there are 33 locations in the state where people can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Beshear said the state has some “real vaccine hesitancy,” when talking about Kentuckians’ willingness to get vaccinated.

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