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in -September 02, 2021 ' -New COVID-l9 cases continue t0 l“186 111 GateWay Drstnct By Cecil Lawson Kn KyNewsGroup t"ceci1@kynewsgroup.com (Data courtesy of Gate- (Way District Health De- partment) yl 0‘ These latest figures 'mntinue to paint a grim portrait of the region as Incal hospitals continue to report large number * courtesy of Gateway Di; hilt Health Department) "Many school districts across ' Eastern Kentucky have had clo- snies or are closed this week as a result of rising COVID cases among students and staff as well ast‘lue to lack of bus drivers and . teachers. Valerie Hon- Spears with the Lexington leader reported on Tues- dag; that 23 school districts had cfised their doors: Clay, Wolfe, {Qtea Independent, Crittenden thnty, Russell County, Casey, Carter, Franklin, Owsley, Knott, Perell, Pike, lee, LEslie, Jenkins indemndent, Carroll County, Greenup County, Letcher, Russell- ville Independent Schools, Fair- vilfw Independent, Edmonson, add Magoffin County Schools. 1L'lstweek (Aug. 23—27),the Bah County School District :It’giéh cannula .Udit‘JJl}. a it}: i}? New COVID-19 cases have continued to rise steadily, across the five- county Gateway District Health Department over the past Week. of unvaccinated individu- als making up the bulk of COVID-19 patients being treated. St. Claire Health Care reported on Tuesday af- ternoon that it was treat- ing 84 individuals diag- nosed with COVID»19. Of reported 16 new positive cases among students and staff and 158 new quarantines, according to Di- rector of Pupil Personnel and Stu- dent Health Coordinator Lorinda J amison. On the Bath County School Dis- trict’s COVID Dashbord, which is viewable through the school dis trict website, on Tuesday reported 17 active student cases and 4 ac- tive staff cases, with 158 students and staff in active quarantine. During that same period, Me nifee County Supt Tim Spencer reported 28 positive COVID cases among student and 3 positive staff cases, with 68 students and staff in quarantine. Rowan County Superintendent John Maxey reported on Tuesday that the Rowan County school dis trict has 35 positive student and staff cases and 238 in quarantine. Bath County and Rowan Coun- .ilif:ut'..ifi 3b 1.; Go online with your subscription to gain access to: Front page news articles E-edition PDFs of the paper Sports, coverage Obituaries Classifieds Multimedia Video “Illegal Advertising g The District reported 466 new cases from August 23 through August 29, an increase of 49 cases from the previous week’s total. those, 41 were hospital- ized and 43 were being treated at home. Of the 84 individuals, 70 .were unvaccinated, and 14 were fully vaccinated. Here are the weekly new cases totals since July: 0 a. ty residents continue to lead the region in COVID-19 vaccination rates, but most Eastern Kentucky counties lag far behind state and national vaccinationrates Vaccination rates (percent re- ceiving at least one vaccine dose, as of Friday, August 27) continued to only inch upward since last week despite the high number of COVID-19 cases: Bath, 47.4 percent (+1.9 percent since last week) Elliott, 27.05 percent (+ 1.07 percent) Menifee, 36.91 percent (+1.16 percent) _J Morgan, 41.77 percent (+0.9 percent) Rowan, 46.00 percent (+1.17 percent) Kentucky, 56 percent (+1 per- cent) United States, 74.1 percent (+ 0.9 percent) HOME 16;: 2.92:1; 'atJlPQO News Outlook Covered Bridge Chapter Meeting September 9 The Covered Bridge Chapter of Kentucky Public Retirees will meet Thursday, Sep- tember 9 at 11:00 AM at the Double S Entertain- ment Center in Flem- ingsburg. Guest Speaker will be State Representative for the 99th District, Rich- ard White who repre- sents Elliott, Lewis, and Rowan Counties. Mr. White strives to serve his district and Eastern Kentucky in general to get the attention and funding they need to move forward economi- cally. Mr. White is a local businessman who understands the need for a good education and the role it plays in our global economy. He is a pro-er Christian, stands for constitution- al rights, the second amendment, freedom of speech, and religion. A11 city, county, and state retirees are en- couraged to attend and bring another retiree with them. photo submitted 99th District State Representative Richard White Sept. 8 KBC Bloodmobile at St Claire Regional Medi- cal Center at Medical Circle, Morehead Wednesday, Septem- ber 8 from 8 am—2 pm Sept 10 KBC Bloodmobile at Morehead Walmart at 200 Walmart Way, More- head Friday, September 10 from 11 am—4 pm Sept. 16 The Gateway Area De- velopment District will hold a Water Manage- ment Council Meeting on Thursday, September l ASSIFSEUS QB‘ TUAR‘ES The meeting will be con- ducted via Zoom and in- person at the Maysville Community and Techni- cal College Rowan Carn- pus, 400 Rocky Adkins Tech Drive, Room 111A, Morehead, KY 40351. Masks will be required for in-person attendance. The Gateway Area De- velopment District will hold a Regional Trans- portation Committee Meeting on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 12:30 PM. The meet- ing will be conducted via Zoom and in-person at the Maysville Com- munity and Technical College, Rowan Cam- 6mm) Finances from and center at February fiscal Court meeting pus. .409 ISka Tech Drive, Room 111A, ‘ Morehead, KY 40351. ’ Masks will be required '~ for in-person attendance. Public access to the Water Management Council Meeting and the , Regional Transportation Committee Meetings 4 willbe available via video . teleconference using the , following information: Meeting Link: https:// us06web:zoom.us/j/854 82300790?pwd=VTBzZ1 VUQzFOTkhrNEUZVUp LprCdzO9 Phone Number: (646) I 558656 Meeting ID: 854 8230 0790 Pass Code: 286004 ' t EGALS SERV‘CES INTRODUCTORY PRICING $25 Good for one year of online access $15 Good for 6 Months of online access $10 For a year (only with existing print subscription) Visit ky newsgroupeom and click “Subscription” to start your online subscription today.