Kentucky posts lowest number of new COVID cases in months


FILE – In this May 11, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear puts on a face mask after speaking to reporters at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky lawmakers convene on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, as Republican lawmakers seek to take early action to rein in the powers of Beshear. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s governor says the state reported last week its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in 11 weeks as many key benchmarks continue dropping in the fight against the virus.

Gov. Andy Beshear made a strong pitch Monday for eligible Kentuckians to get a COVID booster shot to combat the risk of breakthrough cases among people who previously got the vaccine.

The governor says trends continue to move in the “right direction.” Kentucky’s weekly count of new coronavirus cases dropped to 9,749 last week.

That’s down significantly from the recent surge connected to the spread of the delta variant.

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