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Beshear pleased with decreasing numbers, still emphasizes COVID caution

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Kentucky’s COVID numbers are still high, but they are falling rapidly across the board. WUKY’s Karyn Czar reports.

On Monday Governor Andy Beshear announced that last week’s COVID case count had fallen for four straight weeks and was now below the numbers seen at the peak of the Delta surge. Monday was also the lowest single daily case count recorded since early December.

Beshear added that fatalities continued to be in younger Kentuckians and that those deaths were in the unvaccinated and preventable. There were 25,173 cases reported last week and the state’s positivity rate is down to 12.74%, that’s a drop of 25 points in four weeks. As far as a potential end to the pandemic Beshear said he is optimistic but added that the virus has “thrown us curve balls before.”

Karyn Czar joined the WUKY News team July 1, 2013, but she's no stranger to radio.