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.