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State's positive-test rate above 8%; Beshear and Biden say new Omicron variant creates cause for concern, but not panic

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State's positive-test rate above 8%; Beshear and Biden say new Omicron variant creates cause for concern, but not panic






Kentucky Health News graph shows data for the last 30 days.By Melissa Patrick
Kentucky Health News
The share of Kentuckians testing positive for the coronavirus in the last seven days is 8.14%, more than a full percentage point higher since the state's last pandemic report the day before Thanksgiving.
On Thanksgiving eve, the rate hit 7.05%, which was the first time it had been above 7% in five weeks. The quick jump shows how the virus is surging, "And that's cause for concern," Gov. Andy Beshear said on Facebook. 
"If this hadn't been Thanksgiving week, this last week . . . would have been our highest week in three or four weeks" in case numbers, Beshear said, referring to testing and reporting lags that happens over holidays. The state's infection and new-case rates declined over the holiday period. Since the last report, the state has reported 5,584 new cases, with 943 of them on Monday. Of Monday's cases, 27% were in people 18 and younger. The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases dropped from 1,763 on Thursday to 1,388 on Saturday, then rose to 1,410 on Monday.
The state's seven-day daily infection rate is 27.84 cases per 100,000 residents. Counties with rates more than double that rate were Carroll, 75.3; Powell, 75.1; Lawrence, 59.7; and Estill, 56.7. The statewide rate was 33.88 on Thursday, but dropped to 27.46 on Sunday, almost surely due to less testing and reporting. Beshear also addressed concerns about the new Omicron varia...
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Publication date: 30-11-2021 16:06
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