Kentucky up to 87 cases of COVID-19; small disaster loans approved for Kentucky

Posted at 5:27 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 23:49:10-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Saturday that Kentucky is now up to 87 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up 24 cases from Friday.

Beshear also announced the third coronavirus-related death in Kentucky: A 67-year-old Anderson County resident.

"He had a number of other factors that contributed," Beshear noted of the Anderson County patient that passed.

While there was a large spike in cases from Friday, Beshear did deliver some positive news for small business owners. The Small Business Association (SBA) has approved disaster loan funds for small businesses in Kentucky. Last week, Beshear ordered that all restaurants and bars close in-person dining. As a result, many businesses have lost revenue.

You can apply for the small business loan at or call at 1-800-659-2955.

"If you are a Kentucky business that has been affected and one of these disaster loans can help you out, please apply," Beshear said. "We want as many of you possible to get out there and do it."