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

IN PLAYER ABOVE: Gov. Beshear, 12/7Here, 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 – Sunday cases – 2,567 | Total cases – 200,632 | Sunday deaths – 10 | Total deaths – 2,072Indiana – Monday cases – 5,700 | Total cases – 387,278 | Monday deaths – 42 | Total deaths – 5,986Highlights: Kentucky’s mask mandate renewed for another 30 days.11 hospitals named as first to get COVID-19 vaccines for health care workers.Gov. Beshear announces new restrictions. Click here to read the order. Kentucky health officials warning about COVID-19 spikes during holidays. Interactive charts: Kentucky’s “red zone” counties; County-by-county breakdown of cases; Tracking the curve Special Section: Coronavirus news and resources Local coronavirus headlines: These 3 Louisville hospitals will be among the first 11 to get COVID-19 vaccines‘The very worst day’: Kentucky sets several grim new coronavirus records Kentucky gets slew of new COVID-19 restrictions impacting schools, restaurants, more All Kentucky schools, public and private, ordered to move online Indiana scaling back Stage 5, adds new restrictions for counties hit hardest by COVID-19 More than half of KY counties in ‘red zone’ urged to follow stricter COVID-19 measures Here’s a look at Kentucky’s latest COVID-19 recommendations for red zone counties 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. 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.There are also several sites to get tested listed on Louisville’s website.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. Beshear, 12/7

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 – Sunday cases – 2,567 | Total cases – 200,632 | Sunday deaths – 10 | Total deaths – 2,072
Indiana – Monday cases – 5,700 | Total cases – 387,278 | Monday deaths – 42 | Total deaths – 5,986

Highlights:

  • Kentucky’s mask mandate renewed for another 30 days.
  • 11 hospitals named as first to get COVID-19 vaccines for health care workers.
  • Gov. Beshear announces new restrictions. Click here to read the order.
  • Kentucky health officials warning about COVID-19 spikes during holidays.

Interactive charts: Kentucky’s “red zone” counties; County-by-county breakdown of cases; Tracking the curve

Special Section: Coronavirus news and resources

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.

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.

There are also several sites to get tested listed on Louisville’s website.

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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