Gov. Beshear addresses Omicron variant: “Just breathe”

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear addressed the newest COVID-19 variant Omicron, in a video message on social media.

“Just breathe,” said Gov. Beshear. “There’s a lot that we do not know about this variant. We’ll know more at the end of this week and the end of next week.”

According to the governor, COVID-19 cases are rising and the positivity rate is now above 8%.

“It does appear there is reason for concern but not for panic,” said Beshear. “What we do know is that being fully vaccinated plus getting a booster will provide some level of protection.”

According to the governor, more than 60% of all Kentuckians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Governor Beshear also encouraged people to continue wearing a mask when appropriate.

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