Friday Update: Gov. Beshear says COVID-19 in Kentucky is 'declining'

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear gave Friday's COVID-19 update as many Kentuckians prepare to travel for the Memorial Day Weekend.

You can watch that here.

The governor announced 141 new cases and five new deaths in Kentucky.

At least 8,426 Kentuckians have contracted the virus. The death toll is now at 391.

3,069 people have recovered from the virus.

171,338 Kentuckians have received tests.

The governor said he believes recent numbers show that COVID-19 is on the decline.

WYMT independently confirms all of Southeastern Kentucky's positive COVID-19 cases, along with any coronavirus-related deaths, with local health departments before publishing any details.

As the primary approaches on June 23, Kentuckians can now request mail-in ballots online.

The registration deadline is May 26. To register, click here.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is June 15. To request an absentee ballot, click here.

Kentuckians may still vote in-person.

As of Friday, there are still 14,000 unresolved unemployment claims from March. Around 38,000 are still unresolved from April.

More adjudicators have been added to relieve those claims.

To free up the phone lines, anyone with questions on unemployment insurance is asked to visit this website and click on the green 'Contact Us' button. From there, anyone may email their UI questions.

Kentuckians may still call the unemployment office at 1-502-564-2900.

If you have any questions about the coronavirus in Kentucky, call the state's COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.

You can also find more information, including how to protect your family, by visiting Kentucky's official COVID-19 website here.