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COVID-19 cases in Clark up to 8

Clark County now has eight confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Clark County Health Department announced the latest case involving a 60-year-old man Monday afternoon.

The announcement of the eighth case comes after two cases were confirmed this weekend, in a 67-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man.

The first case in Clark County, also involving a 49-year-old man, was confirmed March 15.

Other cases include a 27-year-old woman, a 33-year-old man, a 70-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man.

Additional information about the patients cannot be provided because of medical privacy laws.

The Health Department has also not established if any of the cases confirmed locally are connected to one another.

Gov. Andy Beshear announced 45 new cases of the virus reported in Kentucky during his Sunday press conference and 42 more during his Monday press conference.

According to the state’s COVID-19 website, kycovid19.ky.gov, there have been 489 positive cases of the virus in Kentucky.

Eleven deaths in Kentucky have been attributed to the virus, two of which were reported Monday.

“We are working closely with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) to identify and speak with all those who may have come in close contact with this individuals while contagious,” the Health Department posted to Facebook Monday.

Also during his Monday press conference, Beshear announced that he issued an executive order banning travel to other states except for some specific cases.

He said those who do travel would have to be quarantined for 14 days upon their return to Kentucky.

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Whitney Leggett is managing editor of The Winchester Sun and Winchester Living magazine. To contact her, email whitney.leggett@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0049.

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