Beshear reports 5th straight week of declining COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus in Kentucky

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear takes off his facial mask before providing an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the state during a media conference at the Kentucky state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

FRANKFORT, KY (WOWK) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear reports it’s fifth straight week of declining COVID-19 cases.

On Sunday, Feb. 14, Beshear says state health officials confirm 1,710 new COVID-19 cases and 10 additional deaths.

According to the Team Kentucky website, Kentucky has reported a total of 388,798 COVID-19 cases and 4,282 deaths.

COVID-19 numbers as of Feb. 14, 2021 (Courtesy: Team Kentucky)

Kentucky’s positivity rate also hit its lowest point since early November, falling to 6.78%. The governor says this is a leading indicator of Kentucky is doing better.

45,880 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

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