KENTUCKY – According to the statement, these nine counties in the state are back in the red zone: Washington, Lewis, Clay, Laurel, Whitley, Hart, Hopkins, Webster, and Muhlenberg.
The health officials think that the spike has to do with the rise of the delta variant, that people have mostly returned to regular life, and the number of unvaccinated people.
Washington County has less than 42% of its population vaccinated.
According to the health officials, people should:
- Work from home, if possible
- Avoid gatherings
- Avoid non-essential travel
- Reduce in-person shopping and dining