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COVID-19: Information on the new coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

The best source for information including general facts, travel guidance, healthcare and household guidance is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If you have questions about the new coronavirus, please visit the web site for the coronavirus response from the Kentucky Department of Public Health at For assistance with any concerns or symptoms you may have, you should call the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline at 1.800.722.5725. You can also visit the following web sites for update-to-date information and guidance:

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