Bars will have to close and restaurants must cut their indoor capacity to 25%, from 50%, under Gov. Andy Beshear's latest orders to control the surge of the coronavirus in Kentucky.
The state reported 522 more cases of the virus Monday, raising its seven-day rolling average to 611. At the start of the month, it was 220.
Also going the wrong way was Beshear's other key metric: the percentage of Kentuckians testing positive for the virus. The seven-day rolling average is 5.51%, the highest it has been since testing was largely limited to people with symptoms of the COVID-19 disease.
"There has been a steady increase over time," Beshear said. "We have to start to see that coming down."