Kentucky Health News, Author at Winchester Sun


Latest Covid-19 risk map shows number of Ky. counties at elevated risk dropped 24% in the past week

The weekly pandemic risk map for Kentucky improved again Thursday, as the number of counties at elevated risk of Covid-19 dropped 24 percent. Only a ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, September 26, 2022 12:30 pm


More than 50,000 in Medicare prescription program had a drug overdose last year

At least 50,391 Americans in Medicare Part D, which pays for prescription drugs, had an overdose from prescription opioids, illicit opioids, or both during 2021, though ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:00 pm


About 400 people a day still die from Covid in US but deaths are preventable by vaccinations and booster shots

Covid-19 is still the third leading cause of death in America, killing about 400 people a day, largely the unvaccinated and those 65 and older. ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, September 16, 2022 12:00 pm


Key Covid-19 metrics in Kentucky drop for second week in row

Most metrics that measure the coronavirus in Kentucky dropped last week, for the second week in a row, with new cases dropping below 10,000 for ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:00 pm


Ky. has had 18 monkeypox cases: 10 in Jefferson, 2 in Warren, 1 in Barren, Fayette, Kenton, McCracken, Montgomery counties

While the number of American with monkeypox increases every day, so far only 18 of them have been reported in Kentucky. Monkeypox was declared a ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Saturday, August 27, 2022 6:00 pm


Fewer counties at high risk, but Ky. new-case rate remains No. 1 among the states; counties in southeast among nation’s top 10

The pandemic slacked a bit in Kentucky in the last week, but the Bluegrass State still has the highest rate of new coronavirus cases of ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 1:11 pm


Kentucky continues have the nation’s highest rate of new Covid-19 cases, even though case numbers dropped 7.9% last week

New coronavirus cases in Kentucky have gone up and down over the last few weeks in what could be the beginning of a plateau. Last ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 12:30 pm


Judge on state Court of Appeals issues temporary order making almost all abortions in Kentucky illegal again

A judge on the Kentucky Court of Appeals has issued an order that, in effect, at least temporarily bans abortions in Kentucky unless needed to ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Friday, August 5, 2022 2:00 pm


CDC says 61 Kentucky counties are at high risk of Covid-19 and 45 are at medium risk; Beshear says ‘be wary’ of coronavirus

By Melissa Patrick All but 14 of Kentucky’s 120 counties have an elevated risk of coronavirus on the latest federal risk map, and Gov. Andy ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Monday, July 18, 2022 1:28 pm


Behavioral-health hotline for suicide prevention, mental health and substance-use crises will go live on Saturday, July 16; call 988

By Melissa Patrick Starting Saturday, July 16, the new behavioral-health crisis hotline number will be 988, much like 911 for medical crises and other emergencies. ... Read more

by Kentucky Health News, Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:30 pm

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