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Update: No new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, one patient discharged from hospital

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has confirmed a coronavirus case in Lexington, the first in the Bluegrass State. (Photo: MGN)
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has confirmed a coronavirus case in Lexington, the first in the Bluegrass State. (Photo: MGN)(WDTV)
Published: Mar. 11, 2020 at 7:23 AM EDT
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Updated 5:00 p.m.

Governor Beshear is giving his daily 5 p.m. update on the coronavirus in Kentucky.

As of Wednesday evening, no new COVID-19 cases were confirmed. The state tested 11 cases on Wednesday. 10 were negative and one was inconclusive.

There are five current cases in Harrison County and two ongoing cases in Fayette County. The one case in Jefferson County is now out of the hospital.

"Everybody is in stable condition, and we actually hope here in the next couple days that one of our Harrison County residents will be fully out of the woods, no longer infectious," said Beshear.

You can watch the announcement in the video below.

LIVE: Gov. Beshear giving COVID-19 update

LIVE: Gov. Beshear giving COVID-19 update Read more>>https://bit.ly/33eG0jA

Posted by WKYT on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

You can always call the state hotline at 1-800-722-5725 with questions or visit the special website set up specifically for the latest updates

Update 9:30 a.m.

As of Wednesday morning, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky.

At a 9 a.m. news conference, Gov. Andy Beshear told the media that the eight current patients are stable and some are even close to recovery.

There are five current cases in Harrison County, two in Fayette County and one in Jefferson County. You can read more about those cases

We also learned at the news conference that officials are closing visitations to state prisons and asking schools to prepare short-notice closing plans.

“We want to be prepared, want to be sure kids get the meals they need and the care that they need," Governor Beshear said.

He also encouraged churches to cancel services this weekend to help stop the spread of the virus and other illnesses.

“I don’t believe that whether you go to church during this time is a test of faith, I believe God gives us wisdom to protect each other, and we should do that," Beshear said. “And I am going to recommend that churches cancel their services for this weekend.”

Governor Beshear is also advising people to avoid large crowds, like the Girls Sweet 16 underway this week and the boys games next week. He asked people to follow the CDC guidelines and for people 60 and older or with heart, lung or kidney issues to not go.

The Bluegrass Politics Twitter account, ran by the Lexington Herald-Leader, posted that the annual leader prayer breakfast this week is canceled. The governor is also recommending Kentucky employers let their employees work from home whenever possible.

The paper also reported the city of Lexington canceled the 2020 Lexington St. Patrick's Parade and Festival this Saturday, due to the coronavirus threat.

Governor Beshear also mentioned the General Assembly is instituting some other rules and recommendations, and that the state Capitol is going through a more extensive cleaning.

You can always call the state hotline at 1-800-722-5725 with questions or visit the special website set up specifically for the latest updates

Original Story

Gov. Andy Beshear addressed the media again Wednesday morning to give the latest updates on ongoing coronavirus cases in Kentucky.

You can watch a live stream of the news conference here:

SPECIAL REPORT: COVID-19 update from Gov. Beshear

SPECIAL REPORT: COVID-19 update from Gov. Beshear Read more>>https://bit.ly/2xmyneO

Posted by WKYT on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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