Melissa Patrick, Author at The Interior Journal


Covid metrics up across Kentucky

MELISSA PATRICK Kentucky Health News All measures of Covid-19 in Kentucky kept rising last week, with new cases up 24 percent, with a higher share ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, July 29, 2022 8:43 am


Study says one in five adult Covid-19 survivors in the U.S. may develop ‘long Covid’

One in five adult Americans who have recovered from a Covid-19 infection have experienced a health condition that may be related to a previous infection, ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:31 pm


FDA chief says baby formula supply is expected to run short through July

The baby formula shortage continues to worsen in Kentucky, with the state’s out-of-stock rate increasing by 20 percentage points since May 8, according to the ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Friday, June 3, 2022 5:11 pm


Ky. Covid cases up 63%; experts warn new variants threaten the vaccinated and unvaccinated

Kentucky’s weekly Covid-19 report largely mimics what is going on across the nation: 63 percent more new cases than the prior week, a rising positive-test ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Saturday, May 28, 2022 7:14 pm

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Covid infection rate remains top among states; Most metrics used to measure the pandemic trending downward

Even as Kentucky’s daily new-case rate, infection rate, positive-test rate and Covid-19 hospital numbers are steadily trending down, its seven-day rate of daily new cases ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, February 22, 2022 9:02 am

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Covid cases escalate as schools begin to re-open; Beshear and Stack urge universal masking in schools

With coronavirus cases and positive-test rate skyrocketing just as students head back to school, Gov. Andy Beshear and his health commissioner urged more parents to ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 7:14 am

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COVID cases take post-holiday jump in Kentucky

After a four-week pandemic plateau, Kentucky reported a high number of coronavirus cases Tuesday, as well as an increasingly high share of residents testing positive ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, December 29, 2021 7:00 am


As coronavirus cases increase, so do hospitalizations and deaths

The pandemic continued to accelerate in Kentucky Monday, especially in hospitals but also in new cases. Kentucky reported 2,728 new cases of the coronavirus Tuesday, ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, December 8, 2021 11:13 am

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State’s COVID positivity rate climbing after holiday weekend

Kentucky’s coronavirus metrics took another jump Tuesday, with new cases and the share of Kentuckians testing positive up, and the fallout from that reflected in ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:38 am

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Kentucky ranks first in lung-cancer cases; State is low in survival and early diagnosis

Lung Cancer Awareness Month falls in November, but in Kentucky, the promotion of prevention and early detection of lung cancer is needed all year because ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Monday, November 29, 2021 7:50 am

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