For every eight cases of COVID-19 that were reported in Kentucky in the first week of November, only five cases were reported last week. But the weekly rate of new cases remains high, eighth among the states.

The state Department for Public Health reported 3,570 new cases last week, or 510 per day. Those figures were 37.5% less than the previous week.

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