Gov. Andy Beshear announced Sunday in Frankfort that the total number of confirmed cases in the state has increased to 103. Of the new cases since Saturday, most are in Jefferson and Fayette counties.

More than 2,000 tests have been administered statewide, Beshear said Sunday.

Three people in Kentucky have died of conditions related to the virus, Beshear previously announced.

The Barren River District Health Department confirmed Saturday a fourth local case of the coronavirus in a 55-year-old Warren County man.

No further details about that patient are known. The fourth case follows confirmations last week of the virus in 73-year-old Bowling Green attorney David Broderick, an unidentified 80-year-old woman and an unidentified 73-year-old man.

The Democratic governor continues to urge residents to continue social distancing in order to prevent future cases as much as possible. He said members of the public should pursue assistance if they need as the virus continues to spread across the state, urging that there “is no stigma” to doing so.

For most people, the virus – which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19 – leads only to mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus.

“Be that good neighbor,” Beshear said. “Every time there is a group where large groups are not absolutely necessary we allow this coronavirus to spread.”

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