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Dr. Stack: "those who are spreading false and dangerous information are killing people."

Aug 18, 2021

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3,726 new COVID-19 infections and the highest positivity rate seen so far this year…that was among the updates during Governor Andy Beshear’s press conference Tuesday.

849 of those new cases are with individuals age 18 or younger.  Beshear also discussed hospital capacity, saying multiple systems now have expansion plans in place to deal with the continued influx of patients.

Also speaking during the conference was Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack.  He’s continuing the effort to dispel myths surrounding masking and vaccines, saying, "those who are spreading false and dangerous information are killing people.”

Over 2.4 million Kentuckians have been vaccinated so far.  The state has reported eight additional deaths.

Tuesday's full press conference can be viewed here.