Below are the latest COVID-19 statistics, updated daily, via each state’s health department. KENTUCKY (Data as of Wednesday, Dec. 8)NEW CASES: 3,032TOTAL CASES: 805,426CONFIRMED DEATHS: 70 new deaths, 11,418 total9.14% positivity rate * The state does not report COVID-19 data over the weekend. INDIANA (Data as of 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7) NEW CASES: 5,315TOTAL CASES: 1,140,151NEW CONFIRMED DEATHS: 80 new deaths, 17,310 total * The state does not always report COVID-19 data over the weekend.Frequently Asked Questions: What do we know about the omicron variant?The omicron variant has been detected in at least 20 countries, and on Dec. 1, it was detected in California. While health officials are jumpstarting efforts to test for omicron infections, they say determining the infectiousness or severity of the omicron variant remains weeks away.President Joe Biden said on Nov. 29 that while the variant is a cause for concern, people should not panic, and emphasized vaccinations and boosters as the most effective strategy to combat it for now.(P.S. Omicron is pronounced aa·muh·kraan)What’s the deal with booster shots?The CDC now recommends everyone 16 and older get the booster shot. To get it, you must have completed the initial 2-shot series at least 6 months ago. For Johnson & Johnson, it’s at least two months ago. What about vaccines for kids?The Pfizer vaccine is now approved for kids 5-11. The FDA cleared kid-sized doses — just a third of the amount given to teens and adults — for emergency use, and up to 28 million more American children could be eligible for vaccinations as early as next week. While children are at lower risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 than older people, 5- to 11-year-olds still have been seriously affected — including over 8,300 hospitalizations, about a third requiring intensive care, and nearly 100 deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the FDA.What should I know about the delta variant?The delta variant is another form of SARS-CoV-2, said to be twice as contagious as early forms, according to the CDC.It is currently the predominant strain of the virus in the United States.What’s a breakthrough case?Health officials are referring to COVID-19 cases in people who are fully vaccinated as breakthrough cases.Are the vaccines FDA approved?Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine with full approval from the FDA. The others were approved for emergency use.Are facial coverings or masks required in Kentucky or Indiana?No. Scroll to down for a breakdown of cases by county.Here’s the latest vaccination data from across both states: → Where to get the vaccine COVID-19 cases and deaths: 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Check out Indiana’s positivity map below, or click here if you can’t see it (there is not one available for Kentucky):

Below are the latest COVID-19 statistics, updated daily, via each state’s health department.

KENTUCKY (Data as of Wednesday, Dec. 8)

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    • NEW CASES: 3,032
    • TOTAL CASES: 805,426
    • CONFIRMED DEATHS: 70 new deaths, 11,418 total
    • 9.14% positivity rate

* The state does not report COVID-19 data over the weekend.

INDIANA (Data as of 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7)

  • NEW CASES: 5,315
  • TOTAL CASES: 1,140,151
  • NEW CONFIRMED DEATHS: 80 new deaths, 17,310 total

* The state does not always report COVID-19 data over the weekend.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do we know about the omicron variant?

The omicron variant has been detected in at least 20 countries, and on Dec. 1, it was detected in California.

While health officials are jumpstarting efforts to test for omicron infections, they say determining the infectiousness or severity of the omicron variant remains weeks away.

President Joe Biden said on Nov. 29 that while the variant is a cause for concern, people should not panic, and emphasized vaccinations and boosters as the most effective strategy to combat it for now.

(P.S. Omicron is pronounced aa·muh·kraan)

What’s the deal with booster shots?

The CDC now recommends everyone 16 and older get the booster shot.

To get it, you must have completed the initial 2-shot series at least 6 months ago. For Johnson & Johnson, it’s at least two months ago.

What about vaccines for kids?

The Pfizer vaccine is now approved for kids 5-11.

The FDA cleared kid-sized doses — just a third of the amount given to teens and adults — for emergency use, and up to 28 million more American children could be eligible for vaccinations as early as next week.

While children are at lower risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 than older people, 5- to 11-year-olds still have been seriously affected — including over 8,300 hospitalizations, about a third requiring intensive care, and nearly 100 deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the FDA.

What should I know about the delta variant?

The delta variant is another form of SARS-CoV-2, said to be twice as contagious as early forms, according to the CDC.

It is currently the predominant strain of the virus in the United States.

What’s a breakthrough case?

Health officials are referring to COVID-19 cases in people who are fully vaccinated as breakthrough cases.

Are the vaccines FDA approved?

Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine with full approval from the FDA. The others were approved for emergency use.

Are facial coverings or masks required in Kentucky or Indiana?

No.

Scroll to down for a breakdown of cases by county.


Here’s the latest vaccination data from across both states:

Where to get the vaccine

COVID-19 cases and deaths:

Check out Indiana’s positivity map below, or click here if you can’t see it (there is not one available for Kentucky):

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