Yesterday, Kentuckians saw a slight decrease in the number of new COVID-19 cases. State officials announced 532 new cases in Kentucky on Tuesday, well below the 674 new cases Kentucky recorded a week earlier on July 21.
Governor Andy Beshear said yesterday’s reduction in new cases was “too early to draw conclusions, but it at least gives us hope that we may be seeing a plateau or stabilization.”
Ten more people with the virus have died, putting the state’s death toll at 719.
In the Lake Cumberland area, health officials announced 18 new cases yesterday, with Pulaski county and Casey County with 8 and 5 new cases, respectively.
Local health department officials say the overall growth rate still projects the number of cases to double every 23 days.