Somber wreath-laying honors state’s COVID-19 deaths

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman observed Thursday morning as Kentucky State Police Honor Guard placed a memorial wreath in the Capitol rotunda to honor the more than 1,000 Kentuckians who have died from causes related to the coronavirus disease 2019 — COVID-19.

The somber milestone was reached Wednesday as the number of reported COVID-related deaths climbed to 1,013.

The wreath-laying was preceded by a brief performance by the handbell ensemble from First United Methodist Church in Frankfort.

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