Fourth Death in State Due to Coronavirus

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Governor Andy Beshear announced Monday the fourth death related to COVID-19, an 82-year-old woman in Lexington with underlying health conditions. 

“We are entering what will be tougher and tougher times,” said Beshear. “The safest place in the coming weeks for everybody is staying safe at home. This is the test of our time, of our generation, but I know you and I are up for it.”

Gov. Beshear also said the error on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) website has been corrected. Small businesses across Kentucky can now apply for assistance.

Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, wrote a letter last week to medical students at the three medical schools in Kentucky. More than 200 medical students have already volunteered to help during the state’s response to COVID-19. He said he plans to write a similar letter to nurse students.

“I am very proud of that community and all the others I know will step forward,” Dr. Stack said.