Gov. Beshear to lift more restrictions affecting bars, restaurants


Gov. Andy Beshear gives an update on COVID-19(Governor Andy Beshear/Facebook)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDKY) – Governor Andy Beshear has provided an update on COVID-19 cases.

The governor says 1,875,554 Kentuckians have gotten at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. That’s an increase of 8,517 since Sunday’s update.

Gov. Beshear announced effective May 28, Kentucky will be lifting the curfews set on bars and restaurants and bar seating will also be permitted again. That’s the same day capacity limits can increase to 75% for gatherings and businesses of fewer than 1,000 people.

Governor Beshear reported 167 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the state total to 449,107 cases. The governor says the state is seeing a 3.25 percent positivity rate. Of Monday’s new cases, 30 are in kids 18 or younger.

There were nine reported COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, as well as two additional audit deaths. That brings the state total to 6,597

As of Monday, 404 people are hospitalized for COVID-19 related reasons, 109 are in the ICU, and 51 are on ventilators.

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