FRANKFORT (LEX 18) — On Saturday, Governor Andy Beshear announced that there are 1,840 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 94 total deaths in the state of Kentucky.
Saturday's numbers include 185 new cases and four new deaths.
Governor Beshear added that there will be big announcement Sunday in relation to testing as well.
He addressed the concerns that Kentucky Attorney General Cameron had after he announced a new order on Friday, which says that people who engage in mass gatherings this weekend (i.e. church) will receive a notice to be quarantined or 14 days.
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Part of enforcing the order is requiring officers to be on-site to take down license plate information of those who do attend mass gatherings.
Governor Beshear mentioned that there were 50 cases and six deaths directly related from one church revival in Hopkins Co.
"I'm just doing my best to save lives," said Beshear. "Right now we believe there are seven mass gatherings planned this weekend. That would be 42 deaths if the same thing happened like it did in Hopkins Co."
"I'm willing to make unpopular decision regardless of what it means for me in the future if I can save 42 people," Beshear added. "I know that there are folks out there that might disagree with it or how it sounds, but, they don't have to read out the number of deaths every day."