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Louisville Metro in COVID-19 red zone again

WNO BACK UP TO EIGHT PERCENT AND INCREASE IN COVID CASES NOW IS LOUISVILLE BKAC IN THE RED ZONE WLKY IS JAMIE MAYS EXPLAINS. WHAT LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS WANT YOU TO DO TO MAKE SURE CASES DON’T CONTINUE TO GO UP. EVEN AS WE COME SORT OF OUT OF THE DELTA SURGE THAT WE CAN’T LET OUR GUARD DOWN THAT’SHE T WARNING LEADERS ARE ISSUING ASTRONAUTICING A SLIGHT UPTKIC IN CASESN I JEFFERSON COUNTY PUTTING THE COUNTY BACK IN THE RE D ZONE LAST WEEK. THERE WERE 1662 CASES REPORTED AND 13 PEOPLE DIED FROM THE VIRUS DOCTORS SAY THERE ARE SEVERAL FACTORS THAT MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE CHANGE. YOU KNOW THAT THERE WERE SOME HALLOWEEN PARTIES THAT SO THERE COULD BE SOME CONTRIBUTNIO FROM THOSE. WE ALSO ARE JUST NOW COMING OUT OF FALL BREAK OR SOME OF OUR SCHOOL SYSTEMS. SO SOME CODE TRAVELING. MAYBE THEY’RE URGING EVERYONE TO CONTINUE TO BE CAUTIOUS WITH THOSE. MITIGATION MEASURES AND PROTECTIONS AS MUCH AS WE CAN INCLUDING MASKING AND GETTING THE VACCINE OR YOUR BOOSTER. WE’RE ALL COMFORTABLE WITH THE VACCINE BECAU OSEF THE PROFILE THE SAFETY THE EFFICACY THE LACK OF ADVERSE EVENTS AND LAST WEEK SOME PARENTS FELT THE SAME SINCE THE FIVE YEAR VACCINE WAS APPROVED FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 TO 11. THEY HAVE HAD AT LEAST 880 PARENTS COME IN TO GET TIRHE CHILDREN VACCINATED BUT SOME DOCTORS SAY PARENTS HAVE TURNS AND THEY’RE TRYINGO T ADDRESS THEM. WE’VE HAD HAD SOME PARENTS OR WORRIED ABOUT THE GETNGTI SICK AFTER THE VACCINE OR THEIR CHILD GETTING SICK AND THEN THEY HAVING TO MISS WORK. SO WE DO AOT L OF REASSURING WE ALWAYS FIRST WANT TO LET OUR PARENTS KNOW THATHE T VACCINES ARE SAFE THE FDA AND ALL THE CDC THE ADVISORY PANELS. THEY’RE ALL PUT IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE NOTHING UNTOWARD HAPPE

Slight increase in COVID-19 cases puts Louisville Metro in red zone again

A slight uptick in COVID-19 cases now has Louisville back in the red zone.Last week, there were 1,662 reported cases and 13 deaths from the virus. Doctors said during an update Tuesday there are several factors that may have contributed to the change.”We know that there were some Halloween parties so there could be some contribution from those. We also are just now coming out of fall break for some of our school systems so some folks traveling maybe,” Dr. SarahBeth Hartlage said. “We need to continue with those mitigation measures and protections as much as we can.””We’re all comfortable with the vaccine because of the profile, the safety, the efficacy, the lack of adverse events,” Dr. Beverly Gaines said.Grim milestone: Kentucky surpasses 10,000 COVID-19-related deathsSince the Pfizer vaccine was approved for children ages 5 to 11, The Metro Department of Health says at least 880 children in that group have been vaccinated. However, doctors say some parents still have concerns they’re trying to address.”The FDA, the CDC, the advisory panels, they are all put in place to make sure nothing untoward happens to any one population,” Gaines said.Continuing coverage: Federal officials urge schools to provide COVID-19 shots, info for kids and parents”It’s not always related to fear. Sometimes it’s about the vaccine itself. We have had some parents worried about getting sick, or their child getting sick, and having to miss work, so we do a lot of reassuring. We always want to first let our parents know the vaccines are safe,” Dr. Tonia Myers said.

A slight uptick in COVID-19 cases now has Louisville back in the red zone.

Last week, there were 1,662 reported cases and 13 deaths from the virus. Doctors said during an update Tuesday there are several factors that may have contributed to the change.

“We know that there were some Halloween parties so there could be some contribution from those. We also are just now coming out of fall break for some of our school systems so some folks traveling maybe,” Dr. SarahBeth Hartlage said. “We need to continue with those mitigation measures and protections as much as we can.”

“We’re all comfortable with the vaccine because of the profile, the safety, the efficacy, the lack of adverse events,” Dr. Beverly Gaines said.

Grim milestone: Kentucky surpasses 10,000 COVID-19-related deaths

Since the Pfizer vaccine was approved for children ages 5 to 11, The Metro Department of Health says at least 880 children in that group have been vaccinated. However, doctors say some parents still have concerns they’re trying to address.

“The FDA, the CDC, the advisory panels, they are all put in place to make sure nothing untoward happens to any one population,” Gaines said.

Continuing coverage: Federal officials urge schools to provide COVID-19 shots, info for kids and parents

“It’s not always related to fear. Sometimes it’s about the vaccine itself. We have had some parents worried about getting sick, or their child getting sick, and having to miss work, so we do a lot of reassuring. We always want to first let our parents know the vaccines are safe,” Dr. Tonia Myers said.

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