New cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky continue to trend downwards alongside declining test positivity rates and hospitalizations.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced 1,003 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky on Monday, which is the smallest daily total since Dec. 26, and before that, October. Beshear said the latest numbers cap off four weeks of declining cases — a first in the pandemic.
“This is the first time we have seen a decrease and from the top, even a significant decrease,” Beshear said.
The state’s test positivity rate continued to improve and is now below 8%. Uncontrolled spread of the virus is now reported in 95 counties, which, while not great, is an improvement. For months, nearly all of Kentucky’s 120 counties have reported uncontrolled spread, which occurs when active cases top 25 per 100,000 residents.