FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – Gov. Andy Beshear will hold another Team Kentucky Update on Thursday.
Economic development, infrastructure improvements, and the omicron COVID-19 variant are among the topics Beshear is expected to address during the briefing.
Wednesday, the CDC confirmed the first U.S. case of the omicron variant in California. The second was confirmed in Minnesota Thursday morning.
Health experts said the variant has an unusual combination of mutations that may enable it to spread faster. Scientists are trying to determine if current vaccines are effective against it.
In the meantime, Beshear is telling Kentuckians to remain calm.
About 2.6 million Kentuckians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Beshear said it’s important to get vaccinated since other forms of treatment, like the COVID-19 pill, are still a long way from being available.