Gov. Beshear: 2 new cases of coronavirus, 6 total in Kentucky

Latest on coronavirus: Kentucky announces 3 more cases

FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX19) - The number of tested and confirmed cases of coronavirus in Kentucky is now six, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.

Two new cases were announced Monday following Sunday’s announcement of three cases and Friday’s announcement of one.

The two new cases are in Harrison County and Fayette County, though Beshear says the Fayette County patient might not be a resident of the county.

Kentucky now has three cases in Harrison County, two in Fayette County and one in Jefferson County.

The two new patients are in isolation, he confirmed.

So far, 34 people have been tested in Kentucky, with 28 of those tests coming back negative.

Find the latest information on coronavirus in Kentucky by visiting www.kycovid19.ky.gov.

“We expected cases. We expected cases in these counties. And folks, we’re going to have more positive tests that come back," Beshear said Sunday. "But as long as we are ready, as long as we are working together and as long as we all remain calm, we are going to be okay.”

Health officials recommend that residents continue practicing good hygiene, including regularly washing hands and not touching your face. Practicing social distancing and avoiding large social settings is also recommended, especially for those with pre-existing health conditions.

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Posted by Governor Andy Beshear on Monday, March 9, 2020

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