Fischer says 75-year-old Jefferson County man has died from the coronavirus

Fischer says 75-year-old Jefferson County man has died from the coronavirus
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Wednesday that a Jefferson County man has died from the coronavirus.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Wednesday that a Jefferson County man has died from the coronavirus.

The man was 75 years old, and Fischer said he suffered from underlying conditions. His identity was not immediately available.

It’s Jefferson County’s second coronavirus-related death.

During his daily press briefing, Fischer said the county is now up to 44 total cases. At Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s daily briefing an hour later, Beshear said the state now has 198 positive cases.

“COVID-19 is leaving a lot of families suffering right now,” Fischer said.

Fischer added that three patients are now recovered and no longer showing symptoms. It wasn’t immediately clear if they were being counted in that 44 number.

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Posted by WAVE 3 News on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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