Governor: Weekly COVID-19 cases decline in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky posted a decline in new COVID-19 cases last week. He said Monday it’s an early sign that the state’s worst surge of the pandemic could be cresting. Beshear says statewide COVID-19 cases totaled 74,376 last week, compared with 81,473 the prior week. That ended a string of weekly increases fueled by the fast-spreading omicron variant. But the governor offered a cautionary update. He says coronavirus-related hospitalizations are close to the highest statewide level of the pandemic. And he says the state’s virus-related death toll continues to mount and could surpass 13,000 this week

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