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Jessamine sees first drop in cases in more than a month

After four consecutive weeks of record-breaking new weekly cases, Jessamine saw it’s first decline in weekly cases last week.

During the week ending Nov. 29, Jessamine saw its most ever single week cases with 255. That came after a month of rising weekly cases. However, the week ending Dec. 6, there were 238 cases, the first decline in more than a month.

Still, last week marked the second highest number of weekly cases, and already there had been 221 cases reported this week as of The Journal’s Tuesday afternoon press deadline.

On Tuesday, there had been 2,296 cases reported locally, and 446 of those were active and 18 were hospitalized. Of those, 1,804 had recovered.

There have been 46 deaths in Jessamine County related to the virus.

There have been more than 7,000 drive-through COVID tests performed by the Health Department, with an overall positivity rate of 4.7 percent. Of those testing positive, 57 percent were asymptomatic.

Last week, the positivity rate was 7.97 percent. On Tuesday, the positivity rate for this week was up to 12.41 percent.

Statewide, there had been 224,890 cases reported as of Tuesday morning, leading to 2,224 deaths.

More than 3.14 million tests have been performed in the state.

The positivity rate was 8.58 percent on Tuesday.

At least 32,050 Kentuckians have recovered.