Three COVID-19 deaths reported in Kentucky’s busiest day since pandemic

FRANKFORT, Ky (WSAZ) — A woman from Jefferson County has become the third death in one day related to COVID-19 in Kentucky.

This brings the total number of deaths to eight since the pandemic hit Kentucky.

Governor Andy Beshear tweeted Friday the patient was 73-years-old.

Friday was the busiest day for Kentucky’s battle with the pandemic.

In just 24 hours, 54 cases and three deaths were confirmed.

Beshear said in a press briefing Friday was the first time more than one death had been reported.

More than 300 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kentucky.