No new coronavirus cases in the state; Louisville’s only patient discharged from hospital

Louisville’s popular St. Patrick’s Day parade has been canceled
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer(WAVE 3 News)
Published: Mar. 11, 2020 at 6:21 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Wednesday that Jefferson County’s lone coronavirus patient is doing better and has left the hospital.

Fischer said “the patient has improved and has been discharged from the hospital to finish his isolation at home."

The mayor said that person remains the city’s only patient. The state of Kentucky has a total of eight patients being treated for coronavirus, including five in Harrison County and two in Fayette County.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced what he called some good news Wednesday. He said 11 more people were tested, and zero positive results were returned. There were 10 negative results, and one that was inconclusive.

“(The state’s eight patients are) in stable condition, and we actually hope here in the next couple days .. we’ll be fully out of the woods, (and they’ll) no longer (be) infectious,” he said.

Beshear also shared some new information about two of the patients in Harrison County.

“They go to church together,” he said, but did not specify which church.

There are no cases in the Lincoln Trail District, which is made up of Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties. But Hardin County health officials spoke at length at a news conference Wednesday, urging those who aren’t feeling ill to avoid the urge to get tested.

“Because all that does is stress the system we really need to have in place for those who truly need it," Hardin Memorial Hospitals Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Godfrey said.

Earlier in the day, Beshear recommended that churches across the state cancel weekend services to help prevent the spread of the virus.

JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio announced that schools will stay open, but he added that Beshear has told educators across the state to prepare to shut down at some point.

Also Wednesday, it was announced that the city’s popular St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Highlands has been postponed.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is providing an update on COVID-19 in the state. Latest coronavirus news here >>

Posted by WAVE 3 News on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Mayor Greg Fischer is providing an update on COVID-19 in Louisville. As of Wednesday morning, there was one confirmed case in Jefferson County. Latest coronavirus news here >>

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