It took Kentucky a little more than a month to reach 5,000-plus deaths after surpassing 4,000 deaths on Feb. 6.
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The state's positivity rate increased for the second day in a row but remained below 7%.
The governor said this is the first time during the pandemic that the state has reported five straight weeks of declining caseloads.
Beshear later said it was too early to determine if the sites will be able to open Friday.
Sunday marked the 19th consecutive day Kentucky has reported 30 or more deaths in which the virus was a contributing factor.
Wednesday marked the 15th straight day Kentucky has reported more than 30 virus-related deaths.
As of Monday, 1,314 Kentuckians were hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the governor.
Beshear on Monday said that 2,130 of the state's total deaths are attributed to the state's long-term care facilities.
The positivity rate hit its lowest point since Jan. 2 on Friday.
More than 3,300 Kentuckians have died from the virus since it was first reported in the state.