Cases of Omicron variant reported in multiple Kentucky counties, Gov. Beshear confirms

Dec 20, 2021

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Omicron is here in Kentucky, and Governor Andy Beshear said that multiple counties across the state are reporting signatures of the variant.

The first confirmed case was reported by Gravity Diagnostics on Friday, but the state department of Public Health has found positive samples in patients from Kenton, Campbell and Fayette counties.


Testing performed on wastewater by the University of Louisville and Louisville Metro Health have found samples in Jefferson County.

"This is one of the most transmissible viruses, this variant, in modern human history," Beshear said. "We hope that the sickness it causes are milder, and there is some indication of that, but this thing is going to spread so fast." 

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