Update: Floyd County COVID-19 test is negative per health department

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT)- Update 3/28 7:45 p.m.
After his news conference on Saturday, Governor Andy Beshear reporter another COVID-19 related death in Kentucky. This brings the total number of deaths in the state to nine.

In his news conference, the governor said Kentucky is in a position to see federal aid flowing in to people and agencies.

Some examples of services covered include emergency medical care, medical sheltering, personal protective gear, law enforcement and communications, as well as the purchase and distribution of food, water, ice, medicine and other consumable supplies.

Update 3/28 7:20 p.m.
The Floyd County Health Department along with local officials have confirmed that the originally reported positive COVID-19 test in Floyd County was actually negative.

A statement from Thursa Sloan, the director of the Floyd County Health Department said "While COVID-19 is now considered community acquired we DO Not have a confirmed case as reported at the state or local level...The Governor's office will be receiving that verification and as he has before will provide an update to the public."

You can read the full statement here:

Around 7 p.m. Saturday, Floyd County Judge Executive Robbie Williams and Prestonsburg Mayor Les Stapleton went live on the City of Prestonsburg's Facebook page also confirming the test was negative.

Original Story
Governor Beshear held his daily news conference on Saturday at 5 p.m. The governor announced 92 new cases, bringing the total number to 394 in Kentucky.

One of the positive cases comes from Floyd County. Details surrounding the case are limited at this time

Gov. Beshear did not confirm any deaths today

Eric Frielander of Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services talked about health benefits including the ability to sign up for WIC.

“We are going to make sure we get Medicaid coverage to as many people as possible,” Friedlander said.

You can watch the news conference by clicking on the link below.