Coronavirus on the rise again in Fayette County

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – After stabilizing for much of April and early May, except for an outbreak at the Federal Medical Center, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases is on the rise again in Lexington and Fayette County.

According to the Fayette County Health Department, 21 new cases were confirmed Monday, pushing the county’s total to 781 since the outbreak began in early March.

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None of the new cases were at the Federal Medical Center, where the number of cases remains at 276, according to the Health Department.

“The majority of the new cases came from family settings. We are seeing cases throughout Lexington and not just specific neighborhoods,” the Health Department said in releasing the new numbers Tuesday morning.

“It is important for the community to realize COVID-19 is not over – Lexington has seen a daily increase in non-Federal Medical Center cases since mid-May. As businesses re-open and people return to some pre-COVID-19 activities, it’s important to continue following public health guidelines, including washing your hands, staying at least 6 feet apart from others and wearing a mask to help prevent spreading it to others,” the department advised.