In his evening press conference last night, Governor Andy Beshear announced that there are 11,945 cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. There were only 69 new cases announced yesterday, but the Governor says this is due to a database error.
It is believed that at least 3,379 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus, however there were nine new deaths announced on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 493. The update portion of the conference was short, but the governor gave an update on a vote before the state’s Historic Properties Advisory Council on whether or not to remove the Jefferson Davis statue located in the Capitol’s Rotunda.
“It is long past due to remove a statue that some kids who come into this capitol, a capitol that is supposed to be the people’s house and there for everybody, see as a symbol that they don’t matter,” Beshear said.
The Governor went on to say that he expects a bipartisan vote from the council to approve the removal of the statue.