KENTUCKY (WEHT) – Governor Andy Beshear said on Monday that there has been a substantial decrease in new COVID-19 cases, however deaths remain high.

“For the most part we have good news today. Cases are significantly, if not rapidly, declining,” said Gov. Beshear. “We believe the weather and a lot of places closing for a number of days last week did have an impact. This may make the drop in cases look a little bit larger than it would otherwise be. Regardless, we are definitely moving in the right direction.”

Although Beshear said that Kentucky is moving in the right direction, he still asked people to be careful in the next couple of weeks.