Scott County’s first H1N1 death was confirmed this morning, the county’s coroner John Goble said.
The 39-year-old man, Matthew Finger of Georgetown, had no underlying health conditions and died at his sister’s home, Rebecca Finger, sister of the deceased, said.

Finger died Saturday, Oct. 3, making him the first to die in an “uncontrolled setting,” Goble said.

He is the only male to die of the H1N1 virus out of the six Kentucky deaths.

The H1N1 confirmation did not come until today and Goble said the man had not been under a doctor’s care.

Finger had only complained of a headache the night before his death, Rebecca Finger told the News-Graphic.

“He wasn’t overweight.


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