A second female was identified Sunday night as Hardin County’s second person to test positive within a 48-hour period for COVID-19.

A 21-year-old from Hardin County was listed on Gov. Andy Beshear’s website. The Lin­coln Trail District Health De­par­tment announced earlier Sunday that a second confirmed case had been diagnosed, but did not release an age or gender of the person with the positive test.

On Friday, a 6-year-old Heartland Elementary School student became the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Hardin County. She and the 21-year-old female are isolated at home, according to a news release from the health department.

According to Gov. Beshear’s website listing age, gender and county of residence for those with confirmed cases, the Hardin County student is one of the youngest of those infected.

The health department and state are not releasing names of those who test positive.

Conducting contact investigations is a priority for LTDHD, according to a news release. The goals of a contact investigation are to successfully stop the transmission and prevent future cases of COVID-19. LTDHD will conduct an investigation of all contacts to the patient. These individuals will be notified as soon as they have been identified. If you are not contacted by the health department, then you are considered as having no more risk than the general public at this time, the release stated.

Health officials have warn­ed for days it wasn’t a question of “if” there would be a case in the county, but “when” there would be a confirmed case.

Beshear said during his Sunday night news conference that 103 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Kentucky and three, all men in their 60s, have died from it.

The health department isn't releasing information on patients as far as where and when they were tested.

See story in Monday's print edition of The News-Enterprise.

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