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'Coronavirus party'-goer tests positive for COVID-19, Kentucky governor says

Beshear didn't reveal specifics of the party but shared his frustration that some aren't taking social distancing seriously as COVID-19 cases rise.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — “This is one that makes me mad.”

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said he was disappointed after revealing one of the patients who tested positive for COVID-19 attended a “coronavirus party.”

“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,” Beshear said. “We are battling for the lives of our parents and our grandparents. Don’t be so callous as to intentionally go to something and expose yourself to something that could kill other people.”

The governor didn’t give specifics on where the party took place but said it was a group of young adults in their 20s flaunting the gathering. Beshear said the gatherings must stop immediately. 

“Don’t simply fight to be the exception of the rule,” Beshear said.

Beshear continued to stress the importance of flattening the curve of coronavirus by social distancing. So far, Kentucky has 193 positive cases, with March 24 being the worst spike in cases to date.

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