Gov. Beshear: New COVID cases decline for 5th straight week


This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19. (Hannah A. Bullock, Azaibi Tamin/CDC via AP)

The governor’s office announced 1,710 new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky on Sunday. The state total is now at least 388,798 cases to date. The state’s positivity rate is now 6.78%.

The weekly number of new coronavirus cases statewide has declined for five straight weeks.

“It means we continue to move in the right direction,” Beshear said in a video uploaded to social media.

Officials also reported 10 new deaths Sunday. That brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in Kentucky to 4,282.

At least 1,019 Kentuckians are currently hospitalized, with 270 in the ICU and 147 on ventilators.

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