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Gov. Andy Beshear announces 185 additional coronavirus cases, four new deaths

During his daily press briefing at 5 p.m., Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced 185 new cases of coronavirus in the state, along with four new deaths.

The newest reported deaths have been reported from Boone County, Jefferson County, Daviess County, and Pulaski County.

With the updated totals, Kentucky has now seen 1,840 total cases and 94 deaths in the state.

Don’t think the coronavirus isn’t in your county or area. “It’s everywhere.”

Of the information they have on confirmed cases – 70% known – the racial breakdown of each positive test was as follows:

  • 81% white
  • 12% black
  • 3% Asian
  • 4% multiracial

As for the deaths – 81% known – the breakdown is:

  • 78% white
  • 21% black
  • 1% Asian

Earlier this week, six reported coronavirus-related deaths in Hopkins County were linked to a church revival in Dawson Springs.

Following his new statewide protocol made Friday that stated individuals participating in mass gatherings would be given mandatory 14-day self-quarantine notices, Beshear stated that he’s only doing this to avoid increased death totals like we saw this week in Hopkins County.

“Right now, we know of only 7 mass gatherings planned this weekend. That would be 42 deaths,” Gov. Beshear said. “If the same thing happened that happened in Hopkins County. So I’m willing to make an unpopular decision whatever it means for me in the future if I can save 42 people.”

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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41 Comments for Gov. Andy Beshear announces 185 additional coronavirus cases, four new deaths



    • itsfootballtimeinthebluegrass
      6:30 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      TL;DR



  1. lexattorney
    6:32 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

    I said this yesterday but will repeat it anyway in a summarized version. I appreciate what Andy is trying to do with the mass gatherings BUT it is unconstitutional for a variety of reasons. First (and most importantly) your choice of who, when, WHERE and how you worship is a fundamental right; next, the taking of license numbers is an illegal search and seizure (see my comment from yesterday for a more detailed explanation); and finally the “quarantine” amounts to house arrest without due process. Andy, while meaning well, is opening the state up to a MASSIVE amount of liability that will cost the state thousands, if not MILLIONS, to defend in court even on the SLIM chance the state were to prevail.



    • ghilbert77
      6:40 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      It will be very interesting to see how this plays out. Should have some national reverberance to it.



    • lexattorney
      7:06 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      It most definitely will! I have a friend who practices in one of the harder hit states and plans to certify a class the minute this thing is over.



    • itsfootballtimeinthebluegrass
      7:39 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      How do you reconcile what you’re saying with the possibility of people dying because of your actions? Is it constitutional for you to go about spreading something that can kill people? Please explain. I am looking forward to the enlightenment.



    • Corder
      6:10 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

      If you don’t have it how can you spreed it? I’m sorry for the people that are dying and it’s not good but at the same time people die every day from a lot of things and we don’t shut the entire country down. Why haven’t we seen anything about flue deaths this entire time? Is it some miracle that there are no glue deaths at all during this entire time?



    • Corder
      6:11 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

      Flue



  2. jukeydpt12
    6:56 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

    If you can still go to Lowe’s and Walmart then you can’t keep people from going to church.



    • friendsofcoal
      1:29 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

      Amen. Andy is about to get himself into a mess!



    • Corder
      6:12 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

      Thank you. And in that case people should be allowed back at work. I’m sorry but I believe people at work would be able to practice social distancing at better rate then random people going to the grocery every day that don’t care about each other like most do about the people they work with.



  3. Not Dan Issel
    7:00 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

    I’m retired from a long career of practicing law, including a number of years on the bench as a circuit judge. IMHO any order issued by the Governor that prohibits the exercise of religious worship is clearly and unquestionably unconstitutional. Were the issue to come before me I would so rule in a heartbeat. This isn’t a complicated issue, folks. The Governor simply can’t do what the Constitution says he can not do just because he thinks it is “necesary”. The good folks of Kentucky have for the most part substantially complied with his orders restricting their Constitutional rights understanding that it may help in fighting this covid-19, even though so far we still have more deaths in Kentucky this season from the flu than from covid-19. There will come a point when the citizens of our state will say “enough is enough” and the Governor’s orders will no longer have meaning. I predict this will happen sooner rather than later.



    • lexattorney
      7:05 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      Well said! I agree 100%.



    • ready4nineNOW
      7:25 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      Good thjng you aren’t a doctor. We usually have around 100 deaths in a year from the flu. We have had 80 in a month. I thought the “the flu is worse” idiots were done a couple weeks ago when EVERY media outlet had experts saying that was completely wrong.



    • lexattorney
      7:38 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      Way to pick one part of his comment to try to spin since his point was spot on. Even your spinning attempt is faulty, though, because he didn’t say anything about flu vs. Coronavirus deaths that isn’t accurate. One death from either one is too many but we have to play the cards we’re dealt.



    • itsfootballtimeinthebluegrass
      7:41 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      “Playing with the cards we are dealt” does that equate to “willingly going out into public places to gather with no regard for the health and well being of others”? Please, do tell.



    • Corder
      6:19 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

      Before this virus people did that every day. Have people all around started to care so much about their neighbors that the world has suddenly changed? No it hasn’t. People are just scared and that is it. If this lock down lasts much longer into the summer you will start to see people looting, stealing and killing for what they need for their families. Sorry but that’s the truth. Stay in your bubble all you want but people have to be able to provide for their families and they will do so by any means necessary.



    • itsfootballtimeinthebluegrass
      7:40 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      The whole point is that people aren’t actually following the orders. Are you blind to that?



  4. Larkin123
    7:25 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

    The ironic thing is no matter what he does on Easter, someone will think he laid an egg….



    • lexattorney
      7:30 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      BOOM!



  5. Not Dan Issel
    8:05 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

    Look it up. As of the 4th week of March Kentucky has had 126 deaths due to the flu. According to the Governor, as of April 11, we have had 94 deaths due to covid-19. 126 minus 95 equals 31 more deaths due to flu than to covid-19.



    • Crushgroove
      9:48 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      Not to mention CDC said today that almost 90% of hospitalized CV19 patients have had underlying conditions and Dr. Birx said that most the deaths have had 3 or more underlying conditions. Not some of the deaths. “Most” of the deaths have had 3 or more underlying conditions.

      That is sobering information that does not lend itself well to AB’s new draconian reach.



    • Crushgroove
      10:01 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      Most common underlying causes were hypertension (49.7%) obesity (48.3%) chronic lung disease (34.6%) diabetes (28.3%) cardiovascular disease (27.8%) and there are others…

      Do the math there and there is some serious overlapping going on, verifying Birx’s claim of 3 or more/death.

      I bet ole Andy’s starfish is starting to pucker a bit.



    • ready4nineNOW
      1:33 am April 12, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah Jack. Those 126 deaths are for the flu season. Which runs from 2019-2020. Not this year, this flu season. We have been dealing with covid-19 for a month. Go away. The flu is not worse. How many times have you had a mild case of flu keep you sick for weeks? My god people. You couldn’t even read your source correctly to see how wrong you are.



  6. Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
    8:07 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

    Andy has a haircut like a 5 year old little boy.



    • kjd
      8:49 am April 12, 2020 Permalink

      His hair shouldn’t have been cut if we’re all in this together as he claims.



  7. Not Dan Issel
    8:10 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

    Current projections for the IMHE model is for 60,000+ deaths in the USA from covid-19. Last year in the USA we had 80,000+ deaths from the flu. Sometimes you ought to look things up before opening your mouth.



    • DelrayCat
      8:21 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

      Your logic is faulty. We average about 8,000 deaths a day in the US. We had over 2000 Covid-19 deaths yesterday alone and most of that in one metro area. That is a minimum of 25% increase in national death rate and 2000 dead is far more than attributed to all cancers or heart disease/attacks in one day. The revised projection takes into account the last month of shut down and social distancing. Go back to business as usual too fast, and the death numbers will explode. This ain’t the common flu numbnuts.



  8. Jambluehue99
    8:35 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

    What if a politician stood each day and read the death toll from car crashes, cancer, heart disease, flu, or abortion? Then we could put this in proper perspective. Any death is tragic, but statically speaking, we are operating with no frame of reference because we look at the Coronavirus in a vacuum.



  9. wildcat1515
    9:08 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

    Let’s all gather right on top of each other for church and spread it even more. Then go to the store and spread it to the hard working people who are supplying your food. Then go to the hospital and get more sick. Just for 1 hr of a service when 1000’s of others are willing to watch it on TV or a live stream.



  10. lexattorney
    9:55 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

    Speaking of “faulty,” you guys are trying to argue a point Not Dan wasn’t even trying to make. I, and he, stated the accurate fact that Andy’s actions are unconstitutional but you keep deflecting that by attempting to spin one thing he said that was completely separate since you can’t make any relevant response to the constitutionality aspect.



    • runningunnin.454
      12:59 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

      Comments by a couple of people have left me confused. Are you saying that mayors, governors, presidents can’t mandate suspension of citizens’ constitutional rights during times of emergency such as a health crisis, foreign attack, or insurrection? What about Congress declaring martial law to the point of even suspending habeas corpus?
      Even a simple curfew can be seen as a suspension of rights.
      Martial law was declared during the Civil War, The War of 1812, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, in Hawaii during WWII, and in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
      Was there no constitutional basis for these examples?



    • Corder
      6:27 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

      Has marshal law been enacted? I don’t think so. What you people are failing to realize no matter how you want to spin it, when your rights are taken away from you it is very hard to get them back. If history has taught us anything it is that people enjoy power and when given ultimate power over all they very rarely give up that power. Many people spout daily how corrupt our government is and yet for some reason now they are bending over and taking everything it throws at them as if it is the ultimate truth and should never be questioned. I’m sorry I won’t be one of those that agrees with taking our rights away.



    • Bluehender
      3:12 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

      Looks like you’ve been overruled counselor.



    • lexattorney
      6:45 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

      Wow, apples and oranges much? All of those are great examples of martial law and good history lesson but there is a VAST difference between declaring martial law in active war zones or areas struck so badly by disaster that there is an imminent threat of rioting, looting, etc., and what we are dealing with now. If you watched Andy’s update today it is pretty evident that he, not only as an attorney but former ATTORNEY GENERAL, knew his actions weren’t constitutional since he will be doing nothing more to the violators than attempting to guilt them into voluntary quarantining.



    • lexattorney
      6:48 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

      Nope.



  11. Southky
    9:59 pm April 11, 2020 Permalink

    So…how many of you who are crucifying people who say it is unconstitutional for our little Hitler to threaten us with a police state for gathering to worship have avoided “mass gatherings” in Wal Mart or Lowe’s? Hypocritical much??



  12. crazycatfan65
    1:15 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

    For all the so called lawyers (lexattorney) and former so called circuit court judges (Not Dan Issel), where in the Constitution says that your right to freely assemble over rides the health and safety of others? You BOTH are DEAD wrong and would lose your asses in a court of law. You cannot infringe others health and safety.” Fourteenth Amendment. Even under the narrowest concept of the police power as limited by substantive due process, it was generally conceded that states could exercise the power to protect the public health, safety, and morals.”
    a second clause in the First Amendment pertaining to religion: the non-establishment clause.
    “The (non-establishment) clause says that where lives are at risk, you aren’t permitted to grant special treatment or special exemptions for religious institutions,” governments possess a compelling interest in instituting such bans.
    “Without a vaccine or cure there is no other solution available than to temporarily halt in-person gatherings — including religious ones,”
    You may have the right to peacefully assemble, BUT NOT WHEN IT INFRINGES THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OTHERS. Go back to law school please.



  13. crazycatfan65
    1:15 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

    For all the so called lawyers (lexattorney) and former so called circuit court judges (Not Dan Issel), where in the Constitution says that your right to freely assemble over rides the health and safety of others? You BOTH are DEAD wrong and would lose your asses in a court of law. You cannot infringe others health and safety.” Fourteenth Amendment. Even under the narrowest concept of the police power as limited by substantive due process, it was generally conceded that states could exercise the power to protect the public health, safety, and morals.”
    a second clause in the First Amendment pertaining to religion: the non-establishment clause.
    “The (non-establishment) clause says that where lives are at risk, you aren’t permitted to grant special treatment or special exemptions for religious institutions,” governments possess a compelling interest in instituting such bans.
    “Without a vaccine or cure there is no other solution available than to temporarily halt in-person gatherings — including religious ones,”
    You may have the right to peacefully assemble, BUT NOT WHEN IT INFRINGES THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OTHERS. Go back to law school please.



    • lexattorney
      6:51 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

      Quoting and applying are two very different things. Andy made it pretty clear in today’s update that there were not teeth to his directive by doing nothing to the violators except trying to give them a guilt trip.



  14. eyebleedblue
    1:38 pm April 12, 2020 Permalink

    Authoritarian power hungry democrats like Andy Sue would’ve locked Jesus in the tomb.

    Then given his family sweet government contracts like his daddy did the last day in office. Won’t see that on LibSR though.