Fayette sets another one-day coronavirus record

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County reported 62 new coronavirus cases Monday and another death as July continues where June left off in the spike in the disease.

The 62 cases was a one-day record, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 1,775 in the four months since March 6, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

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The death pushed the county’s total to 32.

Since the start of July, Lexington has had 222 COVID-19 cases and three deaths, the department said during its morning update.

The city’s highest one-day totals to date have been:

  • 62 cases, July 6
  • 46 cases, July 1
  • 41 cases, June 26
  • 40 cases, June 24
  • 39 cases, June 30
  • 39 cases, June 14

“We continue to see many cases throughout the community in family clusters and people returning from vacations to national COVID-19 ‘hot spots’ like Florida and South Carolina,” the department said in a statement/

The CDC offers these tips for people who are traveling:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Wear a cloth face covering in public
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service, or stores.

Learn more at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html. Lexington’s COVID-19 numbers are updated daily at lfchd.org.