BTN News Ticker:
Kentucky saw its fourth-highest daily total of new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and 49 more Kentuckians have lost their lives to the virus, pushing the total number of deaths in the state to more than 8,100. * * * More than three-fourths of Kentucky's school districts have extended mask requirements as one school system mourned the coronavirus-related death of a teacher Wednesday and the state reported its fourth-highest daily total of COVID-19 cases. * * * People who are hoping to use monoclodal antibody treatment instead of getting the COVID-19 vaccine may soon find it more difficult to obtain that alternative to vaccination due to action by the federal government. Gov. Andy Beshear said the federal government announced a change in the way COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments will be distributed among states due to supply shortages and extraordinary demand across the country.