Anderson County confirms first case of COVID-19

Posted at 8:00 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 20:02:26-04

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Anderson County Health Department confirms that one person has tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual has been placed in isolation in a hospital while epidemiologists work to establish contacts that patient may have had. As more labs begin testing for the virus, the numbers will rapidly change. Earlier in the evening, Gov. Beshear stated that there were 47 cases in the state and Anderson County was not among those listed.

The Anderson County Health Department encourages everyone to follow the guidelines of social distancing, hand washing and staying home if sick.

"Please help us by using the recommendations that have been made by CDC, President Trump, and Governor Beshear. Social distancing is extremely important. Do not gather in groups of 10 or more people. Churches and any other organizations, we are pleading with you to protect your elderly and the immunocompromised by cancelling services at this time. Wash your hands. Cover your cough or sneeze. Stay home if you are sick," reads a post to the department.