LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The coronavirus epidemic is beginning to
reach deeper into southeastern Kentucky.
The Laurel County Health Department has reported a second death since Sunday. The second death was a 51-year-old male, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.
Mark Hensley, executive director of the Laurel County Health Department, confirmed the second death in a post on the department’s Facebook page.
“We are saddened to report this and ask that you keep the family of this individual in your thoughts and prayers,” Hensley wrote.
The first patient died Sunday after checking into the hospital earlier in the weekend with symptoms. The coronavirus test was confirmed after the patient’s death.