Hormel releases a bacon-scented face mask Thursday, Oct 15 2020 

The "Black Label Breathable Bacon" is made with the "latest in in pork-scented technology," according to a press release.


U of L officials release limited COVID-19 data Tuesday, Oct 13 2020 

By Joseph Garcia —

The University of Louisville is experiencing a spike of COVID-19 cases and university officials won’t share more information beyond what’s on the testing dashboard. Over the past four weeks, the positivity rate has remained above 2%, it’s highest was 4.38%.

Since the university started testing, there have been 653 total positive cases of the coronavirus as of Oct. 13. Yesterday, however, this number was 697. The university also updated the total number of administered tests, removing 1,593 tests.

U of L Director of Communications John Karman said that he would get back with more information on why these cases and tests were removed. At the time of writing he has yet to respond.

Out of the now nearly 35,000 tests administered, and only a few weeks left of the semester, it is still unknown how many active cases there are currently.

The Kentucky Office of Public Health requires universities to send information daily on their COVID-19 data. On Aug. 5, the Cardinal reported that according to the data sheet on the Governor’s website, U of L had 140 active cases.

Dr. Phillip Bressoud, executive director of Campus Health Services, said these numbers are not accurate.

“The state’s website isn’t even close to accurate.  [The number of] total tests performed, positives, negatives (total-positives), percent positive are all available on dashboard,” Bressoud said. “These are all the test results the university has or has sent to the health department.”

He has yet to provide The Cardinal with a more accurate number of active cases.

The public health office’s data sheet has also been updated and does not include information regarding the number of active and recovered cases. It now only reports the number of new cases each day along with the number of deaths and cases ever positive.

When asked to what capacity the university’s isolation spaces were occupied, Karman said while he doesn’t have specific numbers, “We have capacity available.”

“Obviously, the university knows how many students are in isolation in the 40 available beds,” Karman later added. “That is not information that is being released to the public. I’m only authorized to tell you that we do have space available.”

“The data on the dashboard is what the university has chosen to release publicly,” he said.

When asked if the university had more COVID-19 data it wasn’t sharing with the campus community, like the occupancy of isolation spaces and number of active cases, Karman said: “I can only address the data we are releasing. It’s on the dashboard.”

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North Carolina man survives stage 4 pancreatic cancer for five years Monday, Oct 12 2020 

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UofL research: COVID-19 infection rates are higher in West Louisville than other parts of city Friday, Oct 9 2020 

"It is not surprising unfortunately...data has shown there can be a 12, 14 year difference in life expectancy just between zip codes."


Kentucky COVID-19 Cases Heading Towards Another Record-Breaking Week Friday, Oct 9 2020 


Kentucky’s weeks-long escalation in COVID-19 cases continued Friday with 1,059 new cases.

Gov. Andy Beshear said another day with more than 1,000 cases means the state will likely break its record for weekly cases for a third straight week. Last week’s more than 6,000 cases topped the previous high that was just one week prior.

“We continue to be in another escalation of COVID-19 cases here in Kentucky,” he said. “This is the highest Friday in the last four weeks, and this will be our highest week ever when we finish it for number of new COVID-19 cases.”


Morgan Wallen dropped as ‘SNL’ performer for breaking COVID-19 rules Wednesday, Oct 7 2020 

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increasing In Kentucky Wednesday, Oct 7 2020 


Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are on the rise in Kentucky as the state faces the prospect of another record week of infections.

Kentucky reported nearly 2,400 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, but only about 926 represent new cases. The rest are from a backlog reported in Fayette County over the last month and a half.

In the last three days, 72 people additional people have been hospitalized for COVID reaching a total of 541 cases on Wednesday.


Beshear Says Kentucky Will Step Up Mask Enforcement Tuesday, Oct 6 2020 


Gov. Andy Beshear says that officials will be more aggressively enforcing Kentucky’s mask mandate at businesses and restaurants as the state continues to experience an escalation of coronavirus cases.

Beshear also renewed the mask requirement, which initially went into effect on July 10.

Beshear said that inspectors from the state’s Department of Public Protection, Labor Cabinet and Alcohol and Beverage Commission would be stepping up their oversight of the mandate.


Kentucky mask mandate extended another 30 days following third major escalation in COVID-19 cases Tuesday, Oct 6 2020 

"We are experiencing an escalation, our third major escalation in this COVID crisis and it is significant," Gov. Beshear said.


Results from co-immunity study show increasing rates of COVID-19 in West Louisville Tuesday, Oct 6 2020 

Results show that the rate of infection is 10-12% in West Louisville but 2-4% in other parts of the city.


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