Lexington Has First Death Attributed To Coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020

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Lexington has seen its first death attributed to the coronavirus.  Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and Fayette Health Commissioner Kraig Humbaugh made the announcement Monday. The deceased individual was over 80 years old and had underlying health conditions. 

Saying this is a sad day for Lexington and especially the family and friends of the victim, Mayor Gorton urged all citizens to make sure elderly neighbors are cared for and protected.  She said, quote, “Let’s do everything we can to slow down this virus.” 

Health Department officials believe that sustained person-to-person spread of the virus is happening in Fayette County.​