Gov. Beshear announces 283 new cases, 9 new deaths


HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Kentucky’s Governor Andy Beshear announced 283 new cases today with 9 new deaths.

Kentucky has totaled 418 deaths with 9,464 total cases. The governor says the numbers are high, but the new cases are still declining. 3,231 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Governor Andy Beshear commented on protests in Louisville on Thursday night during which seven people were shot. Demonstrators protested Breonna Taylor’s death by Louisville police officers. He explained the protested started peacefully, but then some demonstrators changed that environment.

Beshear read Breonna Taylor’s mother’s letter, exclaiming “last thing she’d want right now is any more violence.”

Governor Beshear then announced that the daily COVID-19 briefings will move from 5 p.m. to 4 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Thursday, beginning next week. No briefings are scheduled for this upcoming weekend.

The governor announced Kentucky will process renewal or replacement of driver’s licenses remotely for ID’s that were lost or expired during the coronavirus pandemic.

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(This story was originally published on May 29, 2020)

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