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Gov. Beshear's Friday COVID-19 Update
By West Kentucky Star Staff
FRANKFORT - During his Friday update, Governor Andy Beshear reminded Kentuckians that today would have been Breonna Taylor's 27th Birthday.

He asked all Kentuckians to keep her family in their thoughts.

"We grieve with her mother, Tamika Palmer, and we are committed to building a more just and equitable commonwealth," He said.

Beshear announced 289 new cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, bringing the total number of cases to 10,977.

"Remember, COVID-19 is still out there spreading aggressively and it can be lethal to certain populations," said. Gov. Beshear. "Let's make sure we're keeping our social distance, let's make sure we're wearing masks and let's protect one another."

There are eight new deaths related to the virus in the state, bringing the total number of deaths related to the virus to 466. At least 3,316 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.

He asked Kentuckians to be safe this weekend, and to keep gatherings to ten people or less. He also reminded Kentuckians to wear masks, maintain social distancing of six feet or more, gather outside rather than inside, wash your hands frequently, and to keep food covered.

Beshear did not give his update by video.

Published 04:00 PM, Friday Jun. 05, 2020
Updated 11:40 PM, Friday Jun. 05, 2020

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