CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 6 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Kentucky and 3 in Ohio.
In Kentucky, patients are being treated in Harrison, Fayette, and Jefferson counties. Patients in Ohio, who are all in their fifties, are located in Cuyahoga County.
Two of those affected by COVID-19 recently returned from a Nile River cruise.
Universities across the Tri-State are also taking action. At The Ohio State University, starting immediately students will no longer go face-to-face classes and turn to online learning options.
Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio Department of Health director, describes this as a pandemic.
“So much more guidance will be coming but people do need to know that it’s not going to be life as normal in this country for a while. We will be leaning in and asking businesses and everyone to cooperate as we give guidelines for what’s best for Ohioans,” said Acton.
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