Delta Variant Cases Surging in Kentucky

Across the state, health officials believe the Delta variant is fueling the spread of Covid-19 in the bluegrass. Governor Beshear updated the public today about the alarming surge we're seeing across the state. Especially here in western Kentucky. He says if you're not vaccinated it's not if but when you'll get the variant.

Posted: Jul 22, 2021 6:51 PM

As of Tuesday, there were over one thousand new cases in Kentucky.

That's the most since March 11th.

Despite the rise in cases, the governor says there will be no more mandates.

Earlier this week, he said the days of issuing executive orders to get people to wear masks are over.

However counties that are in the red zone like Hopkins, Muhlenberg, and Webster do have recommendations.

They include unvaccinated people should wear masks indoors when not at home, as well as those who are in the higher-risk categories due to pre-existing conditions.

He also recommended those who are not vaccinated consider wearing a face covering if they are in a job with "high public exposure."

Gov. Beshear says those 12 to 29 also need to get vaccinated, especially for the upcoming school year.

"This mean if you are a younger Kentuckian and the Delta virus is causing worse results more intubations and we'll ultimately cause more deaths in younger Kentuckian- this is you," Gov. Beshear said. "We need you to go get the shot.

Gov. Beshear wants to remind Kentuckians there are still two more chances to win a shot at a million if you get vaccinated.

With one drawing next Thursday and another one on Aug. 26th.

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