The first cases of the novel coronavirus in Harrison County, Kentucky are a Walmart employee and a person linked to the employee, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said at a news conference today.
However, the governor said while they can’t provide details on the linkage, they don’t believe the second patient was exposed to the virus at Walmart.
Harrison County officials investigating the case identified people who worked around the Walmart employee and asked six other employees to self-isolate. None of those employees are showing symptoms of the virus, said WEDCO District Health Director Dr. Crystal Miller.
There are four cases of coronavirus in the state total, Beshear said.