Kentucky confirms first coronavirus death, closes bars, restaurants
The state of Kentucky confirmed its first coronavirus-related fatality on Monday in an individual who had tested positive for the virus and was being treated for “multiple medical conditions.” In a press briefing held on Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear said the death occurred on Sunday night.
“Sadly, last night, we lost a Bourbon County man who was treated for multiple medical conditions and tested positive for COVID-19, which was a contributing factor,” Beshear said. “My family and every Kentuckian is lifting up his friends, family and community in our thoughts and prayers. While we have taken aggressive action to combat this world health pandemic, in these days and weeks ahead, we must continue to pull together as Kentuckians to stop the spread of this virus. We are resilient people. We will beat this virus.”