Kentucky Governor reports state’s first coronavirus death

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has reported its first death from coronavirus. Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday that the 66-year-old Bourbon County man who died had other health conditions. He offered his sympathy to the man’s family and friends. Beshear said during the weekend that the patient was in “bad shape” and not expected to recover. Beshear also ordered bars and restaurant dine-in services to close in another effort to curb the spread of the virus. He also ordered the state Capitol to close to non-essential personnel, starting Tuesday.

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(This story was originally published on March 16, 2020)

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