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Beshear: Too Early to Relax COVID Precautions
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - On Wednesday, Governor Andy Beshear said Kentucky continues to hold its progress against COVID-19 but warned that it is too early to relax precautions.

"We have made incredible strides against this evil virus, but we can't let up yet," said Gov. Beshear. "Even Kentuckians who have been vaccinated should continue to mask up social distance and keep any gatherings small. Team Kentucky, we are so close to getting through this together, but we must remain vigilant and run through the finish line to slow the spread and save as many lives as possible."

Beshear confirmed 1,017 new cases of the virus and 18 deaths. The deaths include a 72-year-old woman from Christian County.

There are currently 934 Kentuckians hospitalized with the virus, with 128 of those on a ventilator.

Kentucky's positivity rate currently stands at 6.99 percent.

Published 03:00 PM, Wednesday Feb. 17, 2021
Updated 08:37 AM, Thursday Feb. 18, 2021

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