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Beshear reports 948 COVID-19 cases, third-highest in single day, nine deaths; help on unemployment

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday reported 948 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 55,794 cases and 1,044 deaths. One hundred fifty-one of the newly reported cases were from children ages 18 and younger, of which 24 were ages 5 and under. The youngest was a 1-month-old from Jefferson County. Boone and Campbell counties each reported 12 cases and Kenton County reported...

Beshear reports 805 new COVID cases, 22 deaths: ‘We are all connected,’ ‘must look out for each other’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday reported 805 new COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 54,772 cases and 1,035 deaths. The new cases include 122 children ages 18 and under with 19 of those age 5 and under. The youngest is a three-month-old from Fayette County. There were 14 cases reported in Kenton County, 10 in Boone County and six in Campbell County. The deaths reported...

Governor marks solemn milestone, loss of more than 1,000 to COVID; orders flags at half-staff for a week

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday marked a solemn milestone, the loss of more than 1,000 Kentuckians in the global pandemic. He reported 667 new COVID-19 cases and 16 new deaths, bringing state totals to 53,977 cases and 1,013 deaths. Of the new cases, 88 were children ages 18 and younger of which 16 were 5 and under. The youngest was only two months old. There were 13 cases each from Kenton and Boone...

Governor reports 273 new cases, one death, stresses under-reporting; urges Mask Up, Kentucky

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear said there were at least 53,319 coronavirus cases in Kentucky, 273 of which were newly reported. Forty-seven of the new cases were from children ages 18 and younger. Boone County reported three cases and Kenton County one. None were reported from Campbell County. “Because of labs being closed for the holiday, we should anticipate having large numbers for cases...

Shelley Shearer: Fearful dental patients have more sedation options than ever to help defeat anxiety

Nervous at the thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair? Anxiety-ridden due to COVID-19 exhaustion? Millions of Americans share the same fears and anxiety. But modern sedation dentistry offers multiple ways to ease any hesitation about visiting a dentist. The usual candidates for some sort of sedation fight a gag reflex problem, have extra-sensitive teeth, harbor extreme anxiety, maintain a low threshold...

Beshear says new record set for the week in number of total COVID cases; stay away from crowds

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday reported 313 new COVID cases, a dip because of the weekend reporting, and three deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 52,774 cases and 996 deaths. The new cases included 43 in children under 18, with two of those being 5 and under. The youngest was just 27 days old. Kenton and Boone counties reported 4 new cases and Campbell County reported 2. The deaths reported...

Gov. Beshear reports 790 cases, six deaths as state battles ‘inequities, injustice and a global pandemic’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday reported 790 new COVID cases and six deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 52,464 cases and 993 deaths. Ninety-eight of the new cases were cahildren 18 and under, which includes 12 age 5 and under. The youngest is just three months old. There were 15 cases in Kenton County, 12 in Boone County and 5 in Campbell County “This Derby day is very different for many...

Deadliest week on record as Beshear reports on COVID, freezes evictions, mandates face coverings

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today It was another big day in new cases of the coronavirus, including 11 deaths, making this week the deadliest since the pandemic started in early March. Since Sunday, 66 people have died from the virus. Kenton County reported one death. 
Gov. Andy Beshear reported 809 new cases – the fourth consecutive day where new cases exceeded 800 – were reported to state health...

Ross Meyer named new Vice President, Equity and Social Determinants of Health for Interact for Health

To support its ongoing efforts to improve health equity in Greater Cincinnati, Interact for Health has selected Ross Meyer for the newly created position of Vice President, Equity and Social Determinants of Health. Ross Meyer For more than a decade, Meyer has worked to improve the lives of people in Greater Cincinnati by building cross-sector partnerships and leveraging resources. Most recently, he...

St. Elizabeth Healthcare named InterStim Center of Excellence, first in state and only 10 in nation

St. Elizabeth has been named an InterStim™ Center of Excellence, making it the first and only facility in the state and one of 10 in the nation to earn this prestigious designation for treating overactive bladder and urinary and fecal incontinence. Awarded by Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device manufacturer, the designation illustrates St. Elizabeth’s high level of expertise and...

Beshear reports 807 COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths; talks about census, voting, unemployment, more

Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday reported 807 new COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 49,185 cases and 948 deaths. Among the new cases were 150 children 18 and under, which includes 24 children 5 and under. The youngest is just 27 days old. Boone County had 11 cases, while Kenton and Campbell had eight each. “The virus is certainly spreading more through our kids,” said...

Nursing homes ‘need help’ from state; residents account for 58.6 percent of Kentucky’s COVID deaths

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News As they remain the main sites for deadly infections of the novel coronavirus, Kentucky’s nursing homes are asking for more help from the state, which says much of the help they seek has already been provided or can’t be rendered. At a legislative committee meeting Aug. 26, the head of Kentucky’s main nursing-home association said nursing homes...

Beshear reports ‘single highest week’ for COVID-19 cases; ‘trifecta of holidays’ coming up

Gov. Andy Beshear on Sunday reported 462 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths, but advised that there is limited reporting on Sunday so all information was not available. Among the reported cases were 79 children 18 and under, which includes 13 children 5 and under. The youngest is 2-months-old. There were 10 cases reported in Boone, eight in Campbell and six in Kenton. The numbers bring Kentucky’s...

Gov. Beshear reports 4th-highest number of COVID cases — 825; round-up of virus news

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday reported the fourth-highest number of COVID cases since March — 825 new cases and three deaths. This brings the state’s totals to 45,577 cases and 921 deaths. There were 145 new cases of children 18 and under and of those 15 were 5 and under. Two were just eight months old. There were 41 new cases in Kenton County, 25 in Boone, and 13 in Campbell. “Unfortunately,...

Beshear says ‘It’s been a hard month,’ reports 792 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths, 120 infected kids

Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday reported 792 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 46,757 cases and 918 deaths. One-hundred-twenty of the new cases were children 18 and under and among those were 27 children 5 and under. The youngest was a month-old baby in Green County. Kenton County had 41 cases, Boone County 25 and Campbell County 13. The deaths reported Friday...