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COVID-19 in Kentucky, Indiana: The latest headlines and resources to keep you informed

IN PLAYER ABOVE: Gov. Andy Beshear update, July 16Here, you can get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Kentucky and Indiana as well as resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.LATEST NUMBERS: Kentucky – Cases – 20,223 | Deaths – 635Indiana – Cases – 53,370 | Deaths – 2,592Interactive charts: County-by-county breakdown of cases; Tracking the curve Special Section: Coronavirus news and resources More local coronavirus headlines: More than 50 test positive for COVID-19 at Kentucky State Reformatory Beshear orders Kentuckians to wear masks in public starting Friday Latest round of COVID-19 numbers ’cause for serious concern,’ KY governor says Kentucky judge overturns Beshear’s orders on capacity at daycares, racetracks Indiana not reopening at full capacity just yet Louisville ramping up contact tracing to slow spread of COVID-19 Mayor Fischer addresses disproportionate rate of black COVID-19 victims Norton to open nation’s first permanent drive-thru healthcare facility Kentucky launches contact tracing program as restrictions ease One-on-one with Beshear: What it’s like governing in a pandemic Symptoms:According to the CDC, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: FeverCoughShortness of breath or difficulty breathingChillsRepeated shaking with chillsMuscle painHeadacheSore throatNew loss of taste or smell Congestion/runny noseNauseaDiarrhea ❗️Emergency warning signs❗️ include:Difficulty breathing or shortness of breathPersistent pain or pressure in the chestNew confusion or inability to arouseBluish lips or face*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.This chart from Prospect Pediatrics compares COVID-19 symptoms to the cold and flu: Information hotlines- Kentucky coronavirus hotline: (800) 722-5725 – Indiana general questions: 317-233-7125 (317-233-1325 after hours) or e-mail epiresource@isdh.in.gov.- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 800-232-4636Where to get testedBoth Kentucky and Indiana have interactive maps to show where you can get tested. Click here to find them.Reopening the economyBoth states have put out timelines for reopening. Take a look at key dates for both states here.Job affected? >> Kentucky’s unemployment website: Kentucky Career Center.>> Indiana’s unemployment website: Unemployment.IN.govHow to report someone who isn’t following COVID-19-related rulesHotlines:- Kentucky | 1-833-KY-SAFER- Louisville | 311Other helpful tips and guides:→ Face masks: How to wear, wash, handle properly→ Educational resources for online learning during coronavirus in our region → In need of hand sanitizer? Here’s how to make your own→ Norton doctor talks about the importance of ‘social distancing’ → How long should you wash your hands to avoid the coronavirus?→ Guidance for self isolation and home quarantine→ How to clean your car for coronavirus

IN PLAYER ABOVE: Gov. Andy Beshear update, July 16

Here, you can get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Kentucky and Indiana as well as resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.

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LATEST NUMBERS:

Kentucky – Cases – 20,223 | Deaths – 635
Indiana – Cases – 53,370 | Deaths – 2,592

Interactive charts: County-by-county breakdown of cases; Tracking the curve

Special Section: Coronavirus news and resources

More local coronavirus headlines:

Symptoms:

According to the CDC, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion/runny nose
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

❗️Emergency warning signs❗️ include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

This chart from Prospect Pediatrics compares COVID-19 symptoms to the cold and flu:

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Information hotlines

– Kentucky coronavirus hotline: (800) 722-5725

– Indiana general questions: 317-233-7125 (317-233-1325 after hours) or e-mail epiresource@isdh.in.gov.

– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 800-232-4636

Where to get tested

Both Kentucky and Indiana have interactive maps to show where you can get tested. Click here to find them.

Reopening the economy

Both states have put out timelines for reopening. Take a look at key dates for both states here.

Job affected?

>> Kentucky’s unemployment website: Kentucky Career Center.

>> Indiana’s unemployment website: Unemployment.IN.gov

How to report someone who isn’t following COVID-19-related rules

Hotlines:
– Kentucky | 1-833-KY-SAFER
– Louisville | 311

Other helpful tips and guides:

Face masks: How to wear, wash, handle properly

Educational resources for online learning during coronavirus in our region

In need of hand sanitizer? Here’s how to make your own

Norton doctor talks about the importance of ‘social distancing’

How long should you wash your hands to avoid the coronavirus?

Guidance for self isolation and home quarantine

How to clean your car for coronavirus

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