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New-case average drops a bit, but daily number is still the sixth highest; Covid-19 hospitalizations rise 4.3% to almost 2,100

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New-case average drops a bit, but daily number is still the sixth highest; Covid-19 hospitalizations rise 4.3% to almost 2,100 New-case average drops a bit, but daily number is still the sixth highest; Covid-19 hospitalizations rise 4.3% to almost 2,100

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.By Al CrossKentucky Health News
The pandemic slowed a bit in Kentucky on Thursday, as the state's seven-day rolling average of new cases dropped for the first time since Christmas, but the month-long increase in Covid-19 hospitalizations accelerated.
Kentucky reported 9,267 new cases of the coronavirus, the sixth most in one day, but that was several hundred fewer than last Thursday, so the seven-day average dropped just under 1 percentage point, to 8,297. The state's infection rate fell slightly, to 169 cases per 100,000 residents, 31st in the nation. Before the numbers were released, Gov. Andy Beshear was asked if the surge created by the Omicron variant of the virus is reaching its peak, as it appears to be in the United Kingdom. "We do not believe, and we?re not getting information, that Omicron has peaked in the United States yet," he said, citing experts. "They believe the peak will occur in January. . . . It?s all theory; we really hope it?s true."
At another point, Beshear said, ?Covid cases are skyrocketing. Our expectation is that this week will exceed last week? in new cases.Meanwhile, the number of patients in Kentucky hospitals with Covid-19 rose 4.3% Thursday, to 2,098. Intensive-care units had 459 of those cases, up 5, and 237 were i...
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New-case average drops a bit, but daily number is still the sixth highest; Covid-19 hospitalizations rise 4.3% to almost 2,100 New-case average drops a bit, but daily number is still the sixth highest; Covid-19 hospitalizations rise 4.3% to almost 2,100

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Publication date: 14-01-2022 16:06
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