COVID-19 cases increasing, Louisville health director says


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville’s COVID-19 levels are rising with the city back in the medium risk category.

Health officials believe those numbers will continue to rise.

Last week, more than 1,700 new cases were reported, but only about 50 COVID-positive patients admitted into the hospital.

Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. Sarah Moyer said people are more relaxed, which means less masking and more gathering.

“Expect numbers to increase, but hopefully with all the other tools we have, hopefully the hospitalizations won’t. So yes, Derby, more people are traveling, going back to work, getting together. We’re seeing not just increases in COVID but flu’s also increasing, RSV is increasing,” she said.

As cases grow, Dr. Moyer said this is now the time to get the second booster shot if you are eligible.

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