The Governor reported that 60 of 96 Kentucky hospitals currently have critical staffing shortages. He also said there are only 90 available adult intensive care beds throughout the commonwealth, the lowest ever during the pandemic.
“Folks, our hospital situation has never been more dire in my lifetime than it is right now,” said Gov. Beshear.
Today, Gov. Beshear reported 2,587,406 Kentuckians have received at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, meaning 70% of Kentucky adults are vaccinated.
Sept. 8 2021, COVID-19 Case Information (Most Recent Data Available)
Positivity Rate: 14.16%
Intensive Care Admittances: 674
On Ventilators: 431
COVID-19 Community Testing Sites
The Governor reminded Kentuckians to take advantage of community testing sites including:
Drive-through testing available, no appointments required:
Open daily: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
302 W. 4th Street, Covington, KY 41011
Open daily: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
224 Southtown Drive, Danville, KY 40422
Open Tuesday-Saturday: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
302 S. Walnut Street, Pineville, KY 40977