Kentucky governor says person tested positive for virus after attending 'coronavirus party'

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) said someone in the state tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a “coronavirus party.”

“We have a positive test from someone who attended a coronavirus party,” Beshear said at a press conference Tuesday. “We ought to be much better than that.” 

Beshear added that the gathering consisted of a “group of young adults in their 20s who I guess were thinking they were invincible” and warned that while younger people may not feel serious symptoms if they contract the virus, they could spread the illness to more susceptible populations.

“For those folks who thought, ‘We’d be all right if we got it,’ what about everybody else you've seen?” he asked. “We need everybody doing the right thing.”

Beshear said there are now 163 confirmed coronavirus cases in the Bluegrass State. There have been 39 new cases in the state in the past day.