Cases of the coronavirus-caused illness have declined for two straight weeks, but the city remains at the highest levels of new case rates.
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In an update on Tuesday, Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Chief Health Officer Dr. Sarah Moyer said she is hopeful the city is "at the peak of this Delta surge."
In an update from the city's health department Tuesday, doctors said hospitalizations will likely increase for at least another two weeks.
Officials said the spike is putting a strain on health care workers.
Louisville is taking the COVID-19 vaccine to where people live and work.
On Wednesday, 20 inmates who are over the age of 60 received the Johnson & Johnson shot.
Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness is allocating 1,500 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the city's homeless population.
The councilman said the city's health department owes the public more transparency and data.
Health officials said JCPS could safely reopen once employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and public health guidance is followed inside schools.
The waitlist as of 5:32 p.m. Tuesday had 18,000 people signed up.