Kentucky Health News map, from state Department for Public Health data; click on it to enlarge. For clarity, rates above 415 deaths per 100,000 residents are rounded to the nearest whole number.
Omicron keeps setting records; tests are over 30% positive, not counting home tests; hospitals adopt crisis standards for staffing
Ky. Dept. for Public Health graph, adapted by Ky. Health News; to enlarge, click on it. —– By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News As the Omicron variant of the coronavirus...
13% more Kentuckians used prescription drugs for mental health in October than in January, as the pandemic added to stresses
Quote Wizard map, adapted by Ky. Health News, shows increases in adjoining states and Southeast. —– By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Kentucky is one of 28 states that saw...
Feds say Covid-19 home tests will ship directly to users starting Wed., same day they plan to put online the website to order them
The Biden administration says it will begin mailing Covid-19 tests directly to Americans on Wednesday, Jan. 19. That’s also the same day it plans to put online the U.S. Postal Service website...
The world will probably wind up living with the coronavirus, but that approach poses risks, some medical experts warn
“Nations around the planet are making a subtle but consequential pivot in their war against the coronavirus: Crushing the virus is no longer the strategy,” reports Joel Achenbach of The Washington Post. “The phrase...
In a big way, Kentucky sets another Covid-19 new-case record, more than 13,000, and the highest positive-test rate yet, 28.61%
Ky. Health News graph; cases are from initial, unadjusted daily reports. To enlarge, click on it. —– By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News As the Omicron variant of the coronavirus...
High court blocks vaccine mandate at major workplaces, allows it at health-care sites that get federal money; nursing homes worry
By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked enforcement of President Biden’s requirement that workers for larger employers get vaccinated against Covid-19 or submit to weekly...
New-case average drops a bit, but daily number is still the sixth highest; Covid-19 hospitalizations rise 4.3% to almost 2,100
State Cabinet for Health and Family Services chart, adapted by Ky. Health News, shows in red the hospital-readiness regions that are using more than 80% of their intensive-care beds; click to enlarge....
Health portion of Beshear’s budget would help nursing homes, fund training and retention of nurses; mental health, and more
Lerae Wilson of St. Claire Regional Medical Center (Image from video) —– Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Gov. Andy Beshear previewed the health portion of his budget plan Wednesday, with new...
Daily new cases of the coronavirus in Ky. set a record, at 11,232; hospitals, schools and communities are strained, Beshear says
Ky. Health News graph; cases are from initial, unadjusted daily reports. (Click on it to enlarge.) —– By Al Cross Kentucky Health News The pandemic kept surging in Kentucky Wednesday, as...