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.”