FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) – Governor Andy Beshear announced on Friday Kentucky now has confirmed cases of COVID-19, a rise of 54 new cases in the state.
Two additional Kentuckians have died from COVID-19 including the first death in the Tri-State area. The deaths are a 75-year-old female in Fayette County and a 77-year-old male in Hopkins County, the first coronavirus-related death in the viewing area.
Governor Beshear also asked local mayors and officials to shut down places like parks or recreation areas if social distancing guidelines are not being followed.
Kentucky has also extended unemployment to additional people including substitute teachers, self-employed workers, and freelance workers.
(This story was originally published on March 27, 2020)