Graves County’s coronavirus cases continued to dip on Friday, following a statewide trend that started last month.

Graves’ daily average dropped from 23.4 on Wednesday to 20.3 on Friday, according to The averages are per 100,000 people and based on the prior seven days.

Local health department director Noel Coplen has stated that coronavirus cases have been declining since the second week of January, which he speculated had to do with a combination of social distancing, masks and vaccinations. However, he wanted to remind residents that there are still not enough people being vaccinated, and that the weekly shipment is very small.

“Please be understanding if you are on the vaccination list as we are only receiving 100 doses a week,” Coplen said in a press release.

The local health Department announced six new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 3,537. No new deaths were reported.