Beshear gives update on COVID-19, tornado relief efforts
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear gave another update on COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth:
On Monday, Governor Beshear reported 969 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the state total to 1,264,329 cases. As of Monday, 1,333 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 270 are in the ICU, and 141 are on ventilators.
The governor said the state is seeing a 12.74% positivity rate. Of Monday’s new cases, 191 are in kids 18 or younger.
There were 21 new COVID-19 related deaths reported on Monday. That brings the state total to 13,647.
The governor also provided an update on tornado relief from the deadly storms in December.
Beshear announced two survivors from the storms had died. One person was a 33-year-old woman from Mayfield who passed away after being hospitalized from the injuries she got during the tornadoes.
The governor says the other Kentuckian was the woman’s baby who lost their life six days after birth.
This brings the death toll from the deadly storms to 80 people.
Gov. Beshear says to help with sheltering needs they have launched a new website. This website will connect survivors who may need help during their recovery process to wraparound services.
They say that help can be for sheltering, financial assistance or other needs.
For more information, people can visit that website here.
The governor also reminded people that FEMA has extended their application deadline to March, 14, 2022. Those who are interested in that process can visit FEMA’s website.
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