Kentucky has 7th week of declining virus cases

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says fewer Kentuckians are going to hospitals with COVID-19 and positivity rates are dropping. The state just recorded a seventh straight week of declining cases. Beshear presented a burst of positive news on the virus front during his daily briefing Monday. He says restaurants, bars and other businesses will be able to slightly increase capacity beginning on Friday. The state reported 509 new cases on Monday, the lowest daily total since September. The positivity rate, a seven-day average, was at 4.8%, according to state numbers.