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Kentucky up to 21 cases of COVID-19; one patient not expected to survive

Posted at 4:33 PM, Mar 15, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Not long after his afternoon news conference, Governor Andy Beshear announced that a 21st patient has tested positive for COVID-19 in Kentucky.

Out of the three new cases, one is in Clark County and two are from Jefferson County.

The 21 cases span across seven counties. Those counties are Harrison (six cases), Jefferson (six), Fayette (five), Montgomery (one), Bourbon (one), Nelson (one) and Clark (one).

Of the 21 patients, Beshear said one is in critical condition and not expected to recover.

"We still have one individual who is in bad shape. Right now, we do not expect that individual to recover," Beshear noted. "The coronavirus is not the only factor in that individual's condition. It is certainly a contributing factor. Our prayers are with that individual's family."

Beshear did have some good news to share about the 16 Kentuckians who have been quarentined aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship.

He said he hoped 14 of them would be home by Sunday night, and the other two by Monday.

The demographic information of the 21 COVID-19 patients is listed below.

-27-year-old female from Harrison County. (Now out of the hospital and no longer infected with COVID-19)

-67-year-old female from Harrison County

-68-year-old male from Harrison County

-54-year-old female from Harrison County

-60-year-old male from Harrison County

-51-year-old male from Harrison County

-40-year-old male from Fayette County

-46-year-old male from Fayette County

-31-year-old female from Fayette County

-47-year-old male from Fayette County

31-year-old male from Fayette County

-69-year-old male in Jefferson County

-68-year-old female from Jefferson County

-80-year-old female from Jefferson County

-73-year-old female from Jefferson County

-67-year-old female from Jefferson County

-56-year-old male from Montgomery County

-66-year-old male from Bourbon County

-53-year-old male from Nelson County

-49-year-old male from Clark County

- unknown info from Jefferson County