We’re beginning to hit a stretch where the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kentucky is spiking significantly with every passing day.
On Friday, Governor Andy Beshear confirmed new daily highs for verified cases with 242, along with the first double-digit death count, as 11 Kentuckians were announced dead. The total number of positive cases in the Bluegrass State is now at 1,693 with 90 total reported deaths. 464 people have fully recovered and 24,288 total residents have been tested.
With Easter Sunday only a couple of days away, Beshear has repeatedly requested and required that churches do not hold service on this day. The Governor said on Friday that they were down to seven churches who still planned on holding an Easter service. As already reported on KSR, Beshear’s most notable announcement from his daily briefing was how he will take down the license plates of those church-goers, give that information to the health department, who will then force those individuals to stay quarantined in-home for 14 consecutive days.
“If you participate in a mass gathering, it’s 14 days, self-quarantined, in your home,” Beshear said sternly. “This is the only way we can make sure your decision doesn’t kill somebody else. … That your gathering doesn’t negate the efforts of every church in this state.”
If you are someone considering going to church, the entire state of Kentucky would highly recommend that you stay home.