Tracking COVID-19 in Kentucky and Indiana

Cases of COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus, continue to spread in Kentuckiana and the country. Unprecedented measures have been taken to slow, or “flatten the curve,” of the virus. 

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working hand-in-hand with the World Health Organization to track the spread around the world and to stop it.

WHAS11 News will track and bring you the most important updates related to the virus on this page. Refresh for new information. 

Where is coronavirus in Indiana and Kentucky?

The map below shows a list of coronavirus cases in Kentucky and Indiana, as confirmed by John Hopkins University. The data updates once a day.

County-by-county: COVID-19 coronavirus in Kentucky and Indiana

Kentucky Coronavirus updates as of April 19

  • Positive: 3,905
  • Deaths: 205 
  • Number Tested: 46,558

Note: Data includes confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to KDPH. 

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What are symptoms of coronavirus?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, coronavirus patients have reported a mild to severe respiratory illness, with symptoms of cough, fever, and shortness of breath.

Those symptoms can appear within two days, or as long as 14 days after exposure, according to the CDC.

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Steps to prevent contracting coronavirus

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The CDC recommends these everyday lifestyle tips for avoiding the spread of any type of respiratory virus:

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. 

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If you are sick, the CDC says to take these steps to avoid spreading a respiratory illness:

• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

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