Beshear: COVID-19 outbreak in Hopkins County linked to church revival

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(WEHT) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced 93 new cases in Kentucky Wednesday.

During his daily briefing, Beshear talked specifically about Hopkins County. He says a church had a preacher from Texas visit Dawson Springs March 15-16 for a revival. When the preacher left, Beshear says multiple families were sick, and the church said on social media they just had the flu and the sick were encouraged not to self-quarantine and continue to come to church.

Beshear says Hopkins County has a total of 24 cases and two deaths with an epidemiological link to that revival, with additional cases in Muhlenberg, Clark and Warren counties related to it as well.

Hopkins County officials have reported a total of 28 COVID-19 cases.

Beshear recommended all churches not hold services March 11.

Additionally, Beshear says the Kentucky National Guard will be helping at food banks.

Chris Mack, the University of Louisville basketball coach, is currently in Florida and says he will go into quarantine when he returns to the state.

You can watch the full briefing below.

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(This story was originally published on April 1, 2020)

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