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3 more people test positive for COVID-19 in Kentucky, Beshear says

One person in Jefferson County, another in Fayette and one in Harrison County have tested positive for COVID-19. More tests are being done to confirm.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three more people are believed to have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said.

Late Thursday, Beshear posted an update on Facebook that confirmed a third positive case of coronavirus. 

"In addition to the two new positive #COVID19 tests today in Jefferson and Fayette counties, we had one additional positive test from Harrison County. We also had 51 negative tests from our lab and others."

During his afternoon news conference, Beshear said there are two presumptive positive cases in Jefferson and Fayette Counties. The Jefferson County case is believed to be a Humana worker who had a "presumptive positive" in his or her first COVID-19 test.

Both of those people are isolated, one at a hospital and another at home.

Humana did confirm to WHAS11 that a Louisville-based employee did test positive, and Beshear said they were awaiting a second test to confirm.

Beshear said new labs are now processing tests which will help with update state totals.

WHAS11 will continue to update this story with more information when it is received.

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