He began his conference by addressing the healthcare access and coverage disparity in the black community.
"For a governor who believes healthcare is a basic human right, it's time for me to step up and prove it. It's time for this administration not only to believe it but to act upon it," he said.
Cases jumped from 265 yesterday to 295 today, but Gov. Beshear said that increase didn't concern him.
"There's not enough data yet of sustained increase to raise high level of concern. We have a lot of tests that are out there, including more asymptomatic people. It's good that the number of ICU beds being used right now is still low," said Gov. Beshear.
"As there are more contacts that people have, we're going to have more positive tests."
Historical horse racing (HHR) was added to reopening restrictions on June 8. In May, Fort Thomas Matters broke news that Churchill Downs was opening an HHR facility opening in the Newport Shopping Center.
Additionally, NASCAR will be allowed to run races at the Kentucky Speedway, July 9-12, albeit without fans. Those races include the marquis race in Kentucky, the Quaker State 400.
THURSDAY 6/4/20 - SUMMARY UPDATE from Governor Andy Beshear:
> NEW CASES: 295 new cases, 265 yesterday. (Total number in Ky: 10,705).
Boone Co. - 13
Kenton Co. - 14
Campbell Co. - 3
Grant Co. - 1
NKY Deaths: 2; 92/m Kenton, 87/f Boone
- Over 262,714 tests completed to date in Kentucky.
- Total patients who have been hospitalized: 2,332.
- Total Patients Currently in Hospital: 512.
- Total Patients admitted to ICU: 954.
- Still Currently in ICU: 67.
- Recovered Patients: 3,303.
Total Death Toll: 458.
Notes on reopening schedule:
- June 8: Some childcare, museums, outdoor attractions, aquariums, libraries, distilleries, horse shows, historical horse racing
- June 11: campgrounds, public & private
- June 15: the rest of childcare, youth sports (low contact, outside)
- June 28: groups of 50 or less and bars
- Nascar running races in Kentucky, July 9-12 (with no fans).