The national and statewide trend of increasing COVID-19 cases is also being seen at hospitals in Glasgow and Owensboro.
T.J. Regional Health spokesperson Stacey Biggs said there are currently 20 COVID patients at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Barren County. Some of those are in the ICU and some on ventilators.
"We are not at a point where we would say we can’t take any more patients. We are not at that point,” said Biggs. “At the same time, our ICU is full, our emergency department is pretty full, as usual, and our COVID unit is pretty full, too.”
Biggs said only one of the 20 COVID patients is fully vaccinated.
One month ago, the hospital had only three patients with COVID.
There’s a similar increase of COVID patients being treated by Owensboro Health.