Melissa Patrick, Author at Middlesboro News

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Kentucky leads nation in syringe-exchange programs: Officials say more are needed

MELISSA PATRICK Kentucky Health News Kentucky still has more syringe service programs than any other state, but 57 counties still don’t have one, including 21 ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:14 am

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Fentanyl blamed for record overdose deaths in Kentucky

Drug-overdose deaths in Kentucky rose 14.6 percent in Kentucky in 2021, according to the state’s annual report released Monday. “The drug epidemic is not a ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:00 am

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All of Kentucky’s Covid-19 metrics rose last week State has attributed the deaths of more than 16,000 Kentuckians to the virus

All of the metrics to measure the coronavirus in Kentucky crept up in the last week, and the state passed the mark of 16,000 Kentuckians ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Monday, June 20, 2022 12:24 pm

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Data shows Kentucky ODs rose in 2021

MELISSA PATRICK Kentucky Health News Drug-overdose deaths in Kentucky rose 13.55 percent in 2021, according to a recent federal report. The preliminary data from the ... Read more

by Melissa Patrick, Wednesday, June 8, 2022 9:00 am

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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 11:02 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

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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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