Governor Andy Beshear confirmed the state had its fifth death due to COVID-19 during his update Wednesday afternoon.
Beshear says the 75-year old male from Jefferson County had underlying health issues. He adds the Commonwealth had confirmed 198 cases.
In addition, Governor Beshear says one of the people who were a confirmed case Wednesday had recently traveled to Florida for spring break.
In other news, Beshear says state unemployment is open for independent contractors, small business owners, substitute teachers, gig-economy workers, childcare workers from churches, cosmetologists, and anyone who had to leave their job because of quarantine or paid leave.
He adds if your designated day has already passed, you can sign-up Thursday.
One additional thing Governor Beshear is asking is to suspend all evictions until after the pandemic is over.
Your News Edge will carry each news conference from Governor Andy Beshear each afternoon beginning at 4:00 on WKDZ, WHVO, and WPKY.
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