Beshear announces one new positive COVID-19 test in Harrison County

Published: Mar. 12, 2020 at 4:10 PM EDT
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Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday night another COVID-19 test has come back positive in Harrison County.

Gov. Beshear previously said in a press conference earlier on Thursday that there are two more COVID-19 cases in Kentucky. One in Jefferson County and another in Fayette County. That brings the state total to 11 cases.

We're told both of those people are in isolation. One is being treated at the hospital, the other at home.

He did say more confirmed cases could be coming as state labs complete tests.

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The governor recommended that all Kentucky schools stop in-person classes for two weeks beginning on March 16. The schools would actually be closed for three weeks because the third week would be spring break.

The interim education commissioner said he supports the governor’s recommendation.

We were told Thursday morning that the governor supports a new bill moving through the legislature that would allow school districts to have 10 more non-traditional instruction days for kids to learn at home and for teachers to teach at home.

The governor also repeated his recommendations for not going to nursing homes, not going to church and for all Kentuckians to stay away from crowds.

A state hotline has been set up to help Kentuckians who have questions about the coronavirus or need help. That number is 1-800-722-5725.

The attorney general's office is also monitoring price gouging related to COVID-19. You can report price hikes by calling the attorney general's hotline at 1-888-432-9257.