Gov. Andy Beshear said progress has been produced in fighting against COVID-19, though he explained case numbers continue to be alarmingly high.

Last week set a record for weekly COVID-19 cases. The 3 deadliest days all happened that week, too.

In an argument released Wednesday, Beshear announced 3,481 new cases.

This week, Beshear said their state is seeing indications of relief. Wednesday marks the sixth straight day having a declining positivity rate. In the statement, Beshear said this decline is because of the restrictions on certain public venues he set up roughly last month.

“We still see some promising trends in our COVID-19 numbers,” Beshear said. “They are still far too high, but considering that i was experiencing exponential growth before we took those difficult steps, this is evidence that people may not just be slowing down that growth, we might even be plateauing our cases. You have to reduce the train before you stop it, and you have to stop it before you transform it around.”

Another 16 deaths were reported. Nearly 1,800 Kentuckians have been in a healthcare facility with COVID-19, 412 are in the ICU and 211 take presctiption ventilators. The positivity rates are at 9.23%.