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3 more virus cases reported

Officials with the Clark County Health Department have reported three new cases of the novel coronavirus in one day.

Wednesday the department issued a press release saying the three new cases of COVID-19 in the county include two adolescents and a 19-year-old male, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 16.

On Tuesday, the Health Department reported that a 46-year-old man had the virus, and on Monday, it reported that a 48-year-old woman had it.

Other cases have been a 73-year-old woman, a 54-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man, two 49-year-old men, a 27-year-old woman, a 33-year-old man, a 70-year-old woman, a 72-year-old man, a 67-year-old man and a 60-year-old man.

Across the state, more than 1,300 people have been confirmed, along with at least 84 deaths.

The Health Department is 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 these persons while they were contagious, the release said.

Because of medical privacy laws, said Melissa Sparks, additional details about the patients could not be provided.

A state hotline 1.800.722.5725 is available to help Kentuckians who have questions or need help.

A way to stay current on the latest information is to visit the state’s website at kycovid19.ky.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s site at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html.