Kentucky Now has Six Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

Two news cases of the Coronavirus were confirmed yesterday in Kentucky, bringing the number of confirmed cases to six statewide, although state officials expect many more in the coming days.

Governor Andy Beshear made the announcement yesterday afternoon, along with state health officials.   Beshear also met with state lawmakers in a closed door session late yesterday afternoon to brief them on the current situation and the state‚Äôs response.

Locally, the Russell County Health Department has invited local county and city officials and community leaders to attend a meeting this Thursday morning at 9:30 to discuss what steps are being taken locally and what can be done to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID19, in the community.

Local health department officials note that, to date, there are no known cases of Coronavirus in the county

The Kentucky Department for Public Health has launched a website for the most up to date information regarding Kentucky’s response to the novel coronavirus.   Citizens are encouraged to check it out.   The website address is

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