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Former Kentucky state rep dies from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated, loved ones say

Former Kentucky state Rep. Brent Yonts died Friday morning after he had been hospitalized for several weeks due to a COVID-19 infection, family and colleagues said.

Yonts, 72, was a Democratic representative from Greenville who from 1997 to 2016 served House District 15, which covers Muhlenberg County and part of Hopkins County in Western Kentucky. He was also an attorney in Greenville.

Yonts had been fully vaccinated since February and had no preexisting conditions, his daughter, Ellen Yonts Suetholz, told The Courier Journal.

But the father of three still caught the coronavirus and was initially treated at a Greenville hospital starting Aug. 2 before moving to the regional hospital in Owensboro, where he was treated in a COVID-19 room and intensive care unit for about the past two weeks, Yonts Suetholz said.

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