Coronavirus: Beshear says 2 new patients diagnosed in Jefferson County, including 8-month-old

Coronavirus: Beshear says 2 new patients diagnosed in Jefferson County, including 8-month-old

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WAVE) - Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday confirmed eight new coronavirus cases in the state, including two in Jefferson County, one of whom is only 8 months old.

“That kid is in good condition and being treated at home,” Beshear said. “This kiddo is OK.”

Beshear said the other Jefferson County case is a woman, but her age was not available. A third new patient diagnosed Wednesday is an 88-year-old woman in Bourbon County.

A few minutes after Beshear had moved on from the update about the three new cases, he was notified of five more cases. They are in Kenton, Fayette, Warren and Clark counties, and another in the Wedco region -- a health district comprised of Bourbon, Harrison, Nicholas and Scott counties.

And then he shared the news about another case in Franklin County.

“We always ought to expect new cases,” Beshear said, repeating a familiar refrain from each of his daily news briefings the last several days.

Beshear said there are 35 coronavirus cases in the state, and one additional patient who has a Kentucky address but is currently in New York.

In addition to reminding Kentuckians to wash their hands and practice social distancing, Beshear urged calm across the Commonwealth.

“Fear can do more harm to all of us than this coronavirus,” he said. “We have had difficult times in this state before, and we have risen to the occasion every time.”

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Posted by WAVE 3 News on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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