Kentucky governor cautions against pandemic complacency


Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks on the opening day of the Kentucky State Legislature special session in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentuckians should guard against complacency in the fight against COVID-19.

His cautionary words come amid declines in hospitalizations and other key virus-related statistics.

He says virus-related deaths remain far too high.

He continued to plead with people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and to wear masks when indoors in public.

The governor on Thursday reported a double-digit decline in hospitalizations due to the virus in the past seven days.

Virus-related admissions to intensive care units and ventilator use also have dropped steadily.

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