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A third case of the novel coronavirus is confirmed in McCracken County.

The Purchase District Health Department said in a media release the patient is in stable condition. The department is working with the Centers for Disease Control and the Kentucky Department of Public Health to identify those who may have been exposed to the individual. Close contacts will be monitored for symptoms of the virus.

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  As Kentucky competes with other public health departments for personal protective equipment from the federal government, state officials have shared details about how much the state has gotten to date.

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  Thousands of inmates held in county jails have been released since the Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice issued an order last week effectively closing the courts, according to data provided by the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.

Hopkinsville Hospital Frustrated By Long Wait For COVID-19 Test Results

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Most of the nearly 250 people who have been to Jennie Stuart Medical Center or its Express Lab for a COVID-19 test are still waiting to learn if they have the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

Some have been waiting a week or more for the results because a national laboratory under contract to test specimens for Jennie Stuart has failed to meet its promise to turn around testing in three to four days, according to the local hospital’s CEO, Eric Lee.

Gov. Andy Beshear spoke directly to Christian countians Friday afternoon during his daily briefly on the state’s efforts to curb COVID-19.

“If you are a Kentuckian living on that border, I need you to not go to Tennessee for anything other than work or helping a loved one, or maybe the grocery if it is closer,” Beshear said in a message to residents who might be tempted to find services across the state line that have been shut down in Kentucky.

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced Friday the commonwealth’s sixth, seventh and eighth deaths related to the novel coronavirus, as well as the largest daily increase in virus cases.

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The University of Louisville has begun drive-thru coronavirus testing for a limited number of high-risk patients.

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With business sinking under coronavirus outbreak restrictions, restaurants are transforming operations and menus to try to stay afloat.

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Murray State University’s Institute of Engineering joins the many organizations worldwide who are pitching in to support healthcare workers while the novel coronavirus continues to spread. 

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Reconvening after a weeklong break, Kentucky lawmakers passed a measure Thursday offering relief to workers and employers suffering economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.

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