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Kentucky up to 1,008 cases of COVID-19, 59 deaths

Posted at 5:25 PM, Apr 06, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — On the one month mark of the first case of COVID-19 being reported in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky is up to 1,008 cases of COVID-19, up 54 from Sunday. Beshear also noted that one of the cases reported on Sunday was a duplicate, meaning Sunday's total was actually 954 and not 955.

Beshear also noted that there are 14 additional coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Kentucky's coronavirus-related death total to 59. One of the 14 new coronavirus-related deaths was an individual in Fayette County.

"Fourteen is hard," Beshear said. "Fourteen Kentuckians, loved by their families and friends, lost by this virus."

Beshear also announced that Kentucky will now be using cabins in the state parks for quarantine for Kentucky's first responders.

"It is a good use of our state parks and we are excited to do it," Beshear said. "Currently, we are going to just use the cabins, because we have plans to use the lodges if we have to house additional coronavirus patients. That adds about 1,100 or 1,200 extra beds if they are needed."

The demographics of the 14 individuals who suffered coronavirus-related deaths are listed below.

74-year-old female in Fayette County
86-year-old male in Jefferson County
96-year-old male in Kenton County
81-year-old male in McCracken County
56-year-old female in Jefferson County
85-year-old female in Jefferson County
81-year-old female in Campbell County
92-year-old female in Kenton County
89-year-old female in Kenton County
74-year-old male in Jefferson County
63-year-old male in Campbell County
91-year-old female in Kenton County
91-year-old female in Kenton County
96-year-old male in Boyd County