Robertson County gets first coronavirus case; two deaths reported

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)Kentucky confirmed 117 new coronavirus cases Monday, bringing to 15,347 cases in the state since the first case was diagnosed on March 6, 2020.

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday updated Kentuckians on the states continued efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

Gov. Andy Beshear noted one new case is from Robertson County, which means all 120 of Kentucky’s counties now have logged at least one positive case of COVID-19.

“This confirms what we’ve been saying for weeks: This disease is everywhere and because of that we need all Kentuckians to practice social distancing and wear masks to keep each other safe,” the governor said. “While we might see fewer cases in some areas right now, we know cases can spike quickly if were not careful.”

Unfortunately, Beshear reported two new deaths Monday, raising the total to 560 Kentuckians lost to the virus.

The deaths reported Monday include a 67-year-old woman and an 83-year-old man, both from Jefferson County.

The state reported the death of a 30-year-old woman in Fayette County Sunday. That woman had no underlying conditions, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

She is the youngest person in the county to die from the disease.

“This is a reminder that no matter how much progress we’ve made, this remains a very challenging disease,” the governor said. “Practicing social distancing, limiting contacts and especially wearing a cloth mask can greatly reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

As of Monday, the state had confirmed at least 394,773 coronavirus tests, and at least 3,939 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

For additional information, including up-to-date lists of positive cases and deaths, as well as breakdowns of coronavirus infections by county, race and ethnicity, click here.

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