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Monday, June 1, 2020

Kentucky coronavirus cases top 10,000, eight deaths Monday

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday updated Kentuckians on the state’s efforts to fight Covid-19. Gov. Beshear will host another press conference today at 5:30 to respond to the latest reports about overnight events in Louisville. You can watch that on the Governor's Facebook or YouTube channels.

Gov. Beshear also previously held a conference regarding the protesting and events in Louisville earlier today and was asked about social distancing as it relates to the protests.

“I know that this is ultimately about justice and public safety that we ought to see going forward. Those that are protesting, demonstrating, giving voice, if you will, wear a mask. This (virus) is still out there.

“If you will, spread out. And I know this is ultimately about wanting to feel safe. So, if you will, provide for other people’s safety. If you have been in large crowds, avoid seniors, avoid those that have underlying health conditions.”

Case information
As of 4 p.m. June 1, Gov. Beshear said there were at least 10,046 COVID-19 cases in Kentucky. The Governor provided updated information about coronavirus newly confirmed Sunday and Monday in Kentucky.

“Kentucky has had 131 new positive cases with zero new deaths on Sunday and 214 new cases with eight new deaths on Monday,” reported Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner for Public Health. “We continue our efforts to expand testing, ramp up contact tracing and urge the public to practice social distancing and wear cloth face coverings to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

The total number of reported deaths attributed to coronavirus stands at 439 Kentuckians.

There were 283 positive cases on Friday.

The deaths reported Monday include an 84-year-old woman from Campbell County; an 82-year-old woman from Gallatin County; a 98-year-old woman from Grayson County; three men, ages 33, 53 and 75, from Jefferson County; a 90-year-old woman from Kenton County; and an 88-year-old man from Logan County.

The Governor reminded Kentuckians to light their homes, places of business and places of worship green for compassion.

At least 3,232 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus. For additional information, including up-to-date lists of positive cases and deaths, as well as breakdowns of coronavirus infections by county, race and ethnicity: for Sunday’s information, click here; for Monday’s information, click here.

Summary Update

> NEW CASES: 131 new cases Sunday, 214 today, 258 Friday. (Total number in Ky: 10,046).

- Over 236,416 tests completed to date in Kentucky.
- Total patients who have been hospitalized: 2,274.
- Total Patients Currently in Hospital: 457.
- Total Patients admitted to ICU: 940.
- Still Currently in ICU: 90, 81 Friday.
- Recovered Patients: 3,232.

>DEATHS: (Zero on Sunday, 8 today).
Total Death Toll: 439.  

Reopening Schedule
- June 1: movie theaters, fitness centers, aquatic centers, auctions, state parks
- June 8: Some childcare, museums, outdoor attractions, aquariums, libraries, distilleries, horse shows
- June 11: campgrounds, public & private, horse parks
- June 17: first horse show
- June 15: the rest of childcare, youth sports (low contact, outside)
- June 28: groups of 50 or less and bars
- June 29: pools

Monday morning 
Monday, the Governor addressed an event that occurred when the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) and the Kentucky National Guard were dispatched to 26th and Broadway around 12 a.m. Monday. While working to disperse a crowd, LMPD and the Kentucky National Guard were fired upon. LMPD and the Kentucky National Guard returned fire resulting in a death.

“Given the seriousness of the situation, I have authorized the Kentucky State Police to independently investigate the event,” the Governor stated.

Gov. Beshear also joined Breonna Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, along with attorney Lonita Baker to speak about the search for justice in Taylor’s death and the need for calm on the streets of Louisville. To view the news conference, click here.

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