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Beshear: COVID-19 cases on decline in Kentucky

Beshear urged Kentuckians to continue using caution, social distancing and hand-washing heading into the holiday weekend.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear says COVID-19 cases in Kentucky are on the decline as the state opens restaurants to in-person dining. The governor says cases are down as testing has increased across the state. 

He reported 141 new cases of coronavirus and five deaths on Friday. Beshear urged Kentuckians to continue using caution, social distancing and hand-washing heading into the holiday weekend. 

Restaurants were allowed to begin welcoming diners indoors Friday at 33% capacity. Outside dining is also allowed. 

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