Murray-Calloway County Hospital

Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce Facebook Livestream

The Murray Calloway County Chamber of Commerce annual chamber breakfast went virtual this year and included a look back on how Murray-Calloway County Hospital and the community have been impacted by COVID-19. Murray-Calloway County Hospital CEO Jerry Penner addressed the group of local business leaders and gave a timeline of how the virus affected hospital operations. He also gave vaccine information and an outline of how they will be distributed in the community over the next year. 

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The Calloway County Health Department announced in a press release Monday 300 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine were delivered and will be fully administered by Jan. 15. 

Governor Andy Beshear

Governor Andy Beshear during Thursday’s media coronavirus briefing reported 3,349 news cases of COVID-19. The commonwealth had 54 deaths Thursday, the most deaths the state has seen in one day. 

Governor Andy Beshear

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear during today’s coronavirus update said the commonwealth is in a promising downward trend in COVID-19 numbers. Today he announced an additional 3,481 cases, a small decline since last Wednesday, with 16 new COVID-related deaths.

Beshear said there is evidence the commonwealth may not only be slowing down the exponential growth, but may be plateauing in cases. Today, there were a total of 209,136 cases in Kentucky and the positivity rate is at 9.23%, which he said further illustrates six straight days of decline.

Governor Andy Beshear during Tuesday’s media briefing on the coronavirus announced 84 acute care hospitals will receive the Moderna vaccine the week of Dec. 20 through Dec. 26 following the release of the Pfizer vaccine.

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Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged Kentuckians to “stay strong” in a press release Friday, as coronavirus cases rise and the test positivity rate for the state reaches a record high since the pandemic began.

Governor Andy Beshear during Thursday’s media briefing on the coronavirus announced 11 Kentucky hospitals that will receive the first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.

Frontline health care workers will be the first to receive a vaccine. Of the 11 Kentucky hospitals, Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital will receive 975 initial doses of the vaccine. Hospitals will be able to allocate employees based on analysis. Beshear said hospitals could begin vaccinating frontline health care workers as soon as Dec. 15.

Screenshot from Gov. Andy Beshear Thanksgiving Announcement

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear in lieu of a statewide, live COVID-19 update released a statement issuing a warning ahead of tomorrow’s holiday.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear in Tuesday’s media briefing on the coronavirus said the commonwealth is experiencing continued “exponential” growth in COVID-19 cases. Beshear reported 2,690 cases of coronavirus, the second highest daily number reported on a Tuesday. He hopes Kentuckians will be cautious during the Thanksgiving holiday to slow down the growth. 

Screenshot from Gov. Andy Beshear - Media Briefing 11.17.2020

During today’s press conference, Gov. Andy Beshear announced this is the deadliest day Kentucky has faced in the fight against the coronavirus, with 33 new deaths. It is the third highest day of positive cases, totaling 2,931, with 354 currently in the ICU (intensive care unit) and 50 individuals on a ventilator.