Kentucky health chief: Resist having big Super Bowl parties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s top health official urged Kentuckians to resist hosting large Super Bowl parties as new cases of COVID-19 continued to decline in the state. Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack says gathering in private residences is a major contributor of the spread of the disease. Stack said people should stick to the guidelines used over the holidays by limiting gatherings to eight people or fewer. Kentucky reported 2,592 new cases of the virus on Wednesday, along with 51 deaths. The state’s positivity rate was 8.53%. It was the sixth day in a row the rate in Kentucky was below 9%.