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Governor reports 979 COVID cases, 21 deaths 6.72% positivity; 6th straight week of declining KY cases

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Sunday saw another drop in new COVID-19 cases, deaths, and the positivity rate, according to figures released by Gov. Andy Beshear’s office.

 The number of new cases reported to state public health officials on Sunday stood at 979, the second time in the past four days that number has been less than 1,000 and was the lowest since Thursday’s 963. This raises the...

COVID claims 21 Kentuckians as 1,509 cases are reported Sunday; some counties out of red

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today There were 21 more COVID-19 related deaths reported in Kentucky on Sunday, along with 1,509 new cases. 

 However, both numbers are lower than a week ago, when there were 26 deaths and 1,765 new cases, which could be an indication of flattening the curve, or even the start of a decline. Kentucky has now seen 257,063 positive cases since the start of the pandemic, while...