COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise in the county, and Franklin County Schools has made a decision to keep schools closed for the rest of the week.
If you live in a Kentucky county where a low percentage of the population has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, more of your neighbors are likely to have died from the disease. And if you live in a county with a high full-vaccination rate, it is likely to have a low death rate.
COVID-19 cases have increased significantly this week, with the Franklin County Health Department reporting 397 new cases in the three days between its reports.
The Franklin County Health Department will be closed Friday because of inclement weather, and no COVID-19 testing will be available Friday at the health department's Public Health Center.
"With another coronavirus variant racing across the U.S., once again health authorities are urging people to mask up indoors. Yes, you’ve heard it all before," Maria Godoy reports for NPR. "But given how contagious omicron is, experts say, it’s seriously time to upgrade to an N95 or similar …
The highly contagious Omicron COVID-19 variant has been identified in Kenton, Campbell, Fayette and Jefferson counties, prompting Gov. Andy Beshear to plead that Kentuckians get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot, and to urge schools and businesses to require rigorous masking.
The Franklin County Health Department reported Monday an additional 122 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since its previous report on Thursday.
The Franklin County Health Department is hosting a drive-thru COVID-19 booster vaccine event Friday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at its Public Health Center, 851 East-West Connector.
COVID-19 cases in Franklin County rose by 140 in a week’s time, from Nov. 22 to Monday, according to a report from the Franklin County Health Department Monday.
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Franklin County has dropped out of the top five counties in the state for the percentage of its population vaccinated for COVID with at least one dose.
A memorial service was held in the State Capitol Rotunda on Sunday, to honor over 10,000 Kentuckians who have lost their lives to COVID-19, and the winning design for a permanent memorial on the Capitol grounds was also unveiled.
Franklin County Schools has begun the Test to Stay program for students who are quarantined because of school exposure to COVID-19.
After recording 1,125 cases of COVID-19 in September, Franklin County had 536 confirmed cases in October, according to the Franklin County Health Department.
The Franklin County Health Department has released information about a COVID-19 booster drive-thru event on Nov. 14 and a COVID initial dose event for children ages 5 and older on Nov. 17.
The Franklin County Health Department will hold a drive-thru event for the COVID-19 Moderna booster on Nov. 14 from 2-5 p.m. at its Public Health Center, 851 East-West Connector.
With the month coming to a close the Franklin County Health Department is reporting 500 total COVID-19 cases in October — less than half the number reported in September.
Editor's note: The headline of this story was updated at 8:06 a.m. on Oct. 26 to indicate 51% of this year's COVID cases in Franklin County have been in unvaccinated residents.
Franklin County and Woodford County are virtually tied for first place for the highest percentage of its population vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose.
The Franklin County Health Department announced on Monday an additional 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since its last report on Thursday.
The Kentucky Association of Government Communicators has named Virginia Moore, executive director of the Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, as its 2021 Communicator of the Year.
The Franklin County Health Department announced Thursday an additional 209 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since its last report on Monday.
The number of coronavirus patients continues to strain many short-staffed Kentucky healthcare systems and several hospitals in the state are now requiring staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
The Humane Society and the Franklin County Health Department are partnering for a vaccination event on Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Hancock Pavilion at Lakeview Park.