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Beshear: Kentucky Records Lowest One-Day COVID-19 Case Total Since Oct. 12

J. Tyler Franklin

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday that child care workers in Kentucky are now considered part of the 1B priority group for COVID-19 vaccinations.  The 1B group is currently the priority for getting the vaccine.

Beshear also reported 723 new cases of COVID-19 in his update. He said that’s the lowest number of new cases since Oct. 12, and further evidence that the state is seeing a positive downward trend in COVID-19 cases.

This is the fifth consecutive weeks the number of cases has declined.

The state is also seeing a decrease in the number of Kentuckians hospitalized, in the ICU, or on ventilators because of COVID-19.

Another positive trend is the fifth week in the decline of the positivity rate, which is currently at 6.57%.

Beshear also reported nine new deaths as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total number of Kentuckians who have lost their lives to the virus to 4,291.

Rhonda Miller joined WKU Public Radio in 2015. She has worked as Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow and Green Eyeshade awards for stories on dead sea turtles, health and legal issues arising from the 2010 BP oil spill and homeless veterans.
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