114 new Fayette cases drop seven-day average slightly

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – One day doesn’t make a trend, but Fayette County’s new COVID cases dipped slightly Wednesday, sparking some hopes about the path of the virus.
According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s morning report Thursday, 114 new cases were confirm Wednesday. While the new cases pushed the total number of cases in the county since March 2020 to 38, 294, the seven-day moving average dropped from 130 to 129.
It was the first drop in three weeks.
The numbers continue to be concerning with 11% of current cases in Lexington being among ages 5-17 years, with a significant increase in cases since June: 31 cases in June, 251 cases in July and more than 90 so far in August.
The 114 new cases was down considerably from 156 reported Tuesday and 127 Monday.
The city has recorded 327 COVID-related deaths since the outbreak began in March 2020.

The monthly totals of COVID-19 cases during the outbreak are:
• 110, March
• 143, April
• 507, May
• 793, June
• 1,702, July
• 2,538, August
• 2,804, September
• 2,736, October
• 6,070, November
• 5,991, December
• 6,155, January
• 2,694, February
• 1,314, March
• 1,027, April

  • 689, May
  • 287, June
  • 1,331, July
Free COVID-19 vaccines are also available by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule an appointment.
The Public Health Clinic offers the Moderna and Janssen vaccines for ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older.
While there’s still a chance a fully vaccinated person can get COVID-19, symptoms will likely be less severe and the need for hospitalization is much smaller.
Since February 2021, about 93% of Lexington’s COVID-19-related hospitalizations are in people who are unvaccinated or aren’t fully vaccinated.
Both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations can help slow the outbreak by:
• Avoiding close contact with people who are sick, especially those with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, muscle/body aches, loss of taste/smell, nausea, etc.);
• Covering coughs and sneezes;
• Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
• Wearing a face covering in crowded public areas.

Lexington’s COVID-19 numbers are updated Monday-Friday at lfchd.org.

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