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Beshear: Kentucky on track to have fewer cases than week before

Gov. Andy Beshear
Gov. Andy Beshear(Governor Andy Beshear/Facebook)
Published: Feb. 17, 2022 at 9:22 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 17, 2022 at 1:23 PM EST
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KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Governor Andy Beshear gave his weekly Team Kentucky update Thursday.

You can watch that below.

During his Thursday update, Beshear said things are getting better when it comes to COVID in the state.

As of right now, he says the state is on track to have fewer cases compared to the week before.

He said COVID hospitalization and ICU patients are declining.

COVID-19 inpatient census for Ky. hospitals.
COVID-19 inpatient census for Ky. hospitals.(Team Kentucky.)
COVID-19 ICU census for Ky. hospitals.
COVID-19 ICU census for Ky. hospitals.(Team Kentucky.)

COVID patients on ventilators have also decreased.

Beshear says they are hoping that the state will be out of the red, through the orange, and into the green by the middle of March.

As of now, the map still shows the majority of the state is in the red.

COVID incidence rate in Kentucky as of 2/16/2022.
COVID incidence rate in Kentucky as of 2/16/2022.(Team Kentucky.)

The Muhlenberg County Health Department reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Health officials say they are currently managing 280 active cases.

Kentucky residents can visit vaccine.ky.gov to find vaccine locations.

Here are the all-time totals of confirmed positive cases and deaths in our area of Kentucky.

  • Daviess Co. - 29,778 cases, 355 deaths, 58.97% vaccinated
  • Muhlenberg Co. - 10,082 cases, 109 deaths
  • Hopkins Co. - 14,164 cases, 232 deaths
  • Ohio Co. - 7,401 cases, 95 deaths, 43.95% vaccinated
  • Henderson Co. - 13,151 cases, 148 deaths, 57.65% vaccinated
  • Webster Co. - 3,822 cases, 48 deaths, 51.09% vaccinated
  • McLean Co. - 2,551 cases, 47 deaths, 54.23% vaccinated
  • Union Co. - 4,139 cases, 53 deaths, 46.65% vaccinated
  • Hancock Co. - 2,330 cases, 24 deaths, 65.87% vaccinated

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