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Beshear Honors George Floyd, Promises Equity And Releases Latest COVID-19 Numbers

Given the memorial service for George Floyd, Governor Andy Beshear’s daily Coronavirus press briefing was brief. He started by honoring Floyd and promising change. “Today, the best thing I can do is let the words of Mr. Floyd’s memorial lead the way and renew our commitment to make sure the world looks different moving forward.” One change is to move the state of Jefferson Davis that now stands in the Capitol Rotunda. “I believe the statue of Jefferson Davis is a symbol that divides us. Even if there are those who think it’s a part of history, there should be a better place to put it in historical context.”

Before his final live briefing until Monday, Beshear also gave updated COVID-19 numbers. There were 295 new cases and eight new deaths. That brings the state’s totals to 10,705 cases and 458 fatalities since the virus first hit Kentucky. Just over 33-hundred Kentuckians have recovered.

Beshear continues to call for more testing as more businesses and activities open. He also advises everyone who has been gathering in large crowds to get tested frequently. It’s suggested that you get tested once a month.

Two more openings were announced, Historic Horse Racing facilities will be allowed to reopen on June 8th and NASCAR returns to the Kentucky Speedway in July minus the fans.