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Gov. Beshear Reports Declining COVID Positivity Rate in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announcing 764 new positive COVID-19 cases and four more deaths in the bluegrass Saturday.

Posted: Dec 26, 2020 8:17 PM
Updated: Dec 27, 2020 8:55 AM

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announcing 764 new positive COVID-19 cases and four more deaths in the bluegrass Saturday.

State health officials are reporting 255,563 total positive cases throughout the state and 2,534 total deaths.

Governor Beshear says as vaccines continue to arrive, he hopes all families had a safe and happy Christmas.

“The number of deaths we’re announcing today is truly heartbreaking – another wake-up call. But one piece of good news is that our positivity rate continues to decline. It was even under eight percent on Christmas Day,” said Gov. Beshear. “That means our sacrifices are making a difference. Thank you for doing the holidays differently this year to protect each other. Let’s keep working hard so we don’t have more days like today where we have to announce we’ve lost so many of our neighbors, family and friends.”

In the Tri-State, Muhlenberg County health officials reported 10 new COVID-19 cases Saturday bringing their total to 1,879.

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Sure, yesterday's passing cold front and lingering rainfall made for a cooler-than average, fall-like day across the Tri-State - today on the other hand, was a bit more summer-like. The core of high pressure flowing in behind that cold front has now settled to our east and is actively pumping southerly winds, more heat and gulf humidity back into the Ohio valley. As a result, temperatures pushed back into the mid 80s for the majority of the region; the added humidity even made it feel a few degrees hotter as well. As for the rest of the evening, conditions will remain dry with temperatures gradually falling from 80° around dinnertime into the mid to low 70s by 10PM. The combination of added cloud cover overnight and those aforementioned southerly winds will help keep temperatures mild tonight - we'll only dip as low as 67° early Friday morning in the River City.
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