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Beshear: 'We are prepared to see more cases' of COVID-19

Posted at 9:41 AM, Mar 10, 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear stated Tuesday morning that there were still only 6 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Bluegrass, but that he and health officials expect more.

The Governor gave a few more pieces of information, including ages of those who have tested positive. There are three cases in Harrison County, which are all linked. Those patients include a 27-year-old female, a 67-year-old female and 68-year-old male. In Lexington the patients are a 49-year-old male and a 46-year-old male. A 69-year-old man tested positive in Louisville. All positive patients are currently in isolation.

He urged calm and for those in the Commonwealth who are showing symptoms to call the state's COVID-19 hotline or visit the cabinet of health's COVID-19 website.

Beshear suggested that individuals who have kidney issues or underlying medical disorders to avoid large social gatherings, flying and cruises.

The governor also issued an executive order to allow pharmacists to refill prescriptions for up to 30-days so that individuals do not need to visit their doctors and risk exposure.