Coronavirus has people talking, taking precautions


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)– The number of people with the Coronavirus keeps growing and Indiana and Kentucky have both been added to the list of states with new cases. But some states haven’t reported any cases since the start of the spread in December.

Looking at a map the cases of the Coronavirus doesn’t look too intimidating. But with at least one new case being reported almost every day the fear is setting in for some people.

“Mostly people who are coughing or sneezing so I know if I see it hear any of that I’m definitely going to keep my distance.” Kieran Cook says.

The Evansville Ford Center welcomed thousands of people for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament measures were put in place to make sure the only thing getting passed was a ball.

“It’s not so much a worry it’s so much awareness. Keeping on top of it,” Scott Scoenike explains.

Hand sanitizer and warning signs placed around the building. Reminding people to take a pump and cover their cough,

“Keeping safe and doing what you’d do to avoid cold and flu,” Cook continues.

During that tournament two states announced the first cases of the virus.

Indiana and Kentucky.

The patient in Indiana is from Marion County, by Indianapolis. The state health department says the man infected was at an event in Boston and was in contact with people who had tested positive for the virus.

The same day as the announcement from the Hoosier state the Commonwealth of Kentucky came forward saying someone in Lexington also tested positive.

Both patients are in isolation.

As for those in southern Indiana watching some basketball they say they know it’s out there and even though it’s in the state they don’t think it’ll change much for them.

“But I don’t know if it would alter our everyday living,” Kent Litwiller says.

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(This story was originally published on March 7, 2020.)

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