Last Sunday, Governor Andy Beshear announced 979 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky, the Commonwealth's highest single-day total since the beginning of the pandemic in March.

That alarming number led to the governor's warning that continued numbers like that or even in that neighborhood could lead to restrictions that had recently been lifted during secondary and tertiary reopening phases.

On Friday afternoon, during his daily address, Beshear announced 797 new cases of the novel coronavirus. That's the Bluegrass State's second-highest total to date.

With the two highest single-day totals happening within a 7-day stretch, the governor reiterated his deep concerns and the possibility of restrictions next week, if the numbers don't show some signs of leveling off.

The 797 cases brought Kentucky's positivity rate to 5.28% which is the highest rate yet.

It was also announced that there were seven new deaths.

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