Governor's Mansion

The Governor's Mansion was lit up green Saturday evening to honor the latest Kentucky death from coronavirus. Gov. Andy Beshear said the victim was a 67-year-old Anderson County man. The mansion will be lit in green every night a Kentuckian dies from COVID-19. (Chanda Veno | State Journal)

A 67-year-old Anderson County man became the state’s third COVID-19 fatality on Saturday.

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the man’s death during his daily 5 p.m. press conference.

“None of us have liked that this has happened, but we need to think about his family and provide all the support to them that we can,” Beshear said, adding that there were a number of other factors that contributed to his death.

On Saturday and every night that a Kentuckian is lost to the coronavirus, the governor’s mansion will be lit up in green — a color that represents compassion and renewal.

There are now a total of 87 cases of COVID-19 in the state — including 24 new cases since Friday.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: We expect new positive cases every day,” he added.

Franklin County has had one confirmed positive case.

The good news, Beshear said, is that one of the youngest patients, a 6-year-old, has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home.

He also encouraged Kentuckians to do their part to help prevent the spread of the virus.

“The anxiety is out there … I feel it, “ he said. “I need everybody out there to follow our guidance.”

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