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Beshear: First Ky. coronavirus case confirmed in Lexington; state of emergency declared

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Published: Mar. 6, 2020 at 4:38 PM EST
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Kentucky has its first case of coronavirus.

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday afternoon the state's first case has been confirmed in Lexington.

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Posted by WKYT on Friday, March 6, 2020

We're told that person is being treated in isolation at a Lexington area medical facility.

Ten people have been tested at the state lab, nine have come back negative for the virus.

Beshear did say we should expect at least one other confirmed case.

The governor said he has declared a state of emergency to make sure state entities have the necessary resources.

“We have been preparing for this,” Gov. Beshear said.

Friday morning, President Trump,

Governor Beshear says “there is no need to panic” and people should not cancel plans other than to practice good hygiene and stay home if sick.

He says the threat to the general population remains low.

Kentucky officials have set up a hotline for people who might have COVID-19 questions. The number is 1-800-222-1222.

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