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Kentucky man dies of COVID-19

A 66-year-old Kentucky man being treated for COVID-19 has become the Commonwealth's first coronavirus-related death, according to The Associated Press. During a news conference Monday morning, Governor Andy Beshear said the man from Bourbon County died while being treated for the virus.


The governor added that the man had other underlying conditions that contributed to his death, but said COVID-19 was a factor. The AP reports Kentucky has 21 cases of COVID-19, Beshear explained. At least one other person in the Commonwealth has fully recovered from the virus.



Beshear was exposed to a person who tested positive through a political event. The governor confirmed that his test was negative.


According to WKRN, as of Sunday, there were 39 confirmed cases in Tennessee. The breakdown by county is as follows:

- Davidson County: 17

- Williamson County: 14

- Shelby County: 2

- Rutherford County: 1

- Hamilton County: 1

- Jefferson County: 1

- Knox County: 1

- Sullivan County: 1

- Campbell County: 1