In a twist of good news, an elderly man in a nursing home in Eastern Kentucky thought to be infected with coronavirus has tested negative.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that a 90-year-old man in a nursing home in Perry County had tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19. The man, the governor said, had been removed from the nursing home.
The governor announced after the press conference that the man, in fact, tested “negative” for coronavirus.
“Very good news! We just received a call and after reviewing it further, the 90-year-old Perry County nursing home resident has tested negative for #COVID19,” Beshear posted on social media less than an hour after the conclusion of his Thursday briefing.
There have been four positive coronavirus cases in Eastern Kentucky. There have been two confirmed cases in Breathitt County and two confirmed cases in Martin County.
Beshear said Kentucky now has 248 confirmed coronavirus cases, an increase of 50 new cases. He said there are no new deaths to report, but one person is being treated who may succumb to the virus.