Governor Andy Beshear recognized activist Latasha Benton during his daily coronavirus briefing.
And i'm tom kenny.
In our top story at 11...a memoriam for a lexington activist who survived two strokes, two kidney transplants, and hip replacements, but ultimately died from covid-19.
Today during his daily briefing, governor andy beshear, recognized latasha benton.
Benton died earlier this month, after losing her battle to the coronavirus.
She was just 43- year-old.
The new york times featured her obituary, as part of its series about people who have died during the pandemic.
According to the obituary... her mother says benton had two strokes when she was 22..
One on each side of her brain.
According to the new york times..
Community organizer, sarah williams says..
If there was a social justice cause that needed attention, benton was there.
Govenor andy beshear... says he will wear his mask, for her.
Gov andy beshear 18:02 "latasha tested postive for covid 19 at the end of october.
She died nov 6.
Tasha ft behind son daniel and her two brother antonio and robert, and her mother as well as an entire community of people who loved her."18:20 --butted--- "latasha we are so sorry and we grieve with your family, and i will wear my mask for you.
And i hope everybody else does too."
18:44 nearly 18-hundred people... have died from covid-19 in kentucky.
Five new deaths from the virus today.
The govenor also reported 2,135 new positives in the state.
The total is now..
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