Beshear’s ASL interpreter reveals cancer diagnosis

FRANKFORT, Ky. — This year, during Governor Andy Beshear’s coronavirus briefings, some of the other people working in his administration have become familiar faces to Kentuckians.

One of those is American sign language interpreter Virginia Moore, who shared some personal news during yesterday’s briefing.

Moore revealed that she has developed uterine cancer.

The good news is that she caught it early and her prognosis is good. But she took a few minutes yesterday to urge Kentuckians not to let fear of COVID cause them to neglect other aspects of their health.

“Ladies, please go have a mammogram,” Moore said. “Please, go have a pap smear. Please, take care of yourself.

“This also means I am now one of the vulnerable ones. I’ve always a mask for you, and I’m going to ask that you wear a mask for me. My heart is Team Kentucky, and I will be back. So I will see you all soon.”

Governor Beshear also shared the latest numbers from the pandemic, which showed 884 new cases of COVID-19 reported yesterday.
That brings the total to 77,455.

Eleven more people have died, bringing the death toll to 1,234.

Nearly 1.6 million tests have been given, and the state’s positivity rate is 4.1 percent.