COVID Update: Local Active Cases Back Up; Beshear Warns Of Strains On Hospitals

UNDATED (09/08/21) — The latest figures on COVID in Breckinridge County showed 283 active cases as of late Wednesday. The County Health Department 9 new cases as of late Tuesday night with 14 patients hospitalized, but none of those described as “ breakthrough” (patients who had been previously vaccinated).

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky health care system is not yet at the point where some hospitals would have to consider rationing care, but Gov. Andy Beshear says the state is “quickly approaching that point.” Kentucky reported 4,468 COVID-19 cases and 30 new deaths Wednesday. Some 2,424 Kentuckians are hospitalized with the virus, up 71 from Tuesday. Statewide, intensive care units are at 90% capacity. A federal medical team arrived in Kentucky over the weekend to assist St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, which has had to convert space to keep up with the influx of ICU patients due to COVID-19.