As Kentucky’s overall confirmed coronavirus cases jumped to 163 on Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear revealed that at least one of those cases came from someone who attended a “coronavirus party.”
“This is the part where I, the person that tells everybody to be calm, have to remain calm myself,” Beshear said. “Because anyone who goes to something like this may think that they are indestructible, but it’s someone else’s loved one that they are going to hurt.”
“We are battling for the health and even the lives of our parents and our grandparents,” he added. “Don’t be so callous as to intentionally go to something and expose yourself to something that can kill other people. We ought to be much better than that.”
Beshear said the infection was one of 39 new cases reported Tuesday but did not say which county the case was associated with.
The infected person attended a party of adults in their 20s, according to Beshear.
“I guess thinking they were invincible flaunting the mass gathering prohibition,” he said.
“This is something that no one should be doing across the commonwealth,” Beshear said.
“We all owe each other a duty to protect each other,” Beshear added. “And we simply can’t have folks that are doing things like this.”
At least four people have died from COVID-19 in Kentucky.
— Courtney Mally (@CourtneyMally) March 24, 2020