Beshear: COVID-19 Cases Up Slightly, But Appear Trending Downward

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Governor Andy Beshear has reported a daily increase in coronavirus cases in Kentucky. But he says the outbreak might be leveling off after the state was hit by a surge earlier this month. The governor says Kentucky posted 659 new virus cases Thursday, up from 619 reported the prior day. Total statewide cases surpassed 29,300 since the pandemic began. Beshear says the state’s positivity rate was down. While Kentucky remains in a “danger zone,” he says the newest trends indicate the state has significantly slowed the spike in cases that occurred earlier in July.