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Beshear: COVID hospitalization near record high

Gov. Andy Beshear
Gov. Andy Beshear(Governor Andy Beshear/Facebook)
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 6:09 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2022 at 12:04 PM CST
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KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Governor Andy Beshear held another Team Kentucky update Thursday.

You can watch that here.

Beshear says COVID hospitalization is near a record high.

They are close to the height of their inpatient census that they hit during the delta variant surge.

As of Wednesday, Beshear says the state has less than 100 adult ICU beds available.

He also said over 12,800 Kentuckians have died due to the virus.

Meanwhile, the Muhlenberg County Health Department reported 177 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths on Thursday.

This brings the countywide total to 8,898 cases and 106 deaths.

Health officials say they are currently managing 1,314 active cases.

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

Governor Beshear also gave a quick update on tornado recovery.

He says that they have removed about 30% of all estimated debris from communities impacted by December’s storms.

He also reminded residents to apply for FEMA disaster assistance if you’re eligible. That deadline is Friday, February 11.

[Officials release reasons for a FEMA denial of eligibility for Ky. tornado victims]

Beshear gave an update on the Commonwealth Shelter Program Thursday.

He says the program will make available 200 newly purchased travel trailers to impacted families. Beshear says 10 of those are going to Dawson Springs.

Beshear says they still have 352 displaced Kentuckians staying in state parks.

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