Fayette COVID cases jump again, another death reported

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – After two days of moderate numbers, Fayette County recorded 89 new coronavirus cases Thursday, the third-highest one-day total since the outbreak began.

In its report Friday morning, the Lexington Fayette County Health Department also reported one death.

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The county now has had 3,164 cases since March and 46 deaths, according to the department.

Of the total cases, 2,361 have recovered, an increase of 42 from Thursday’s report.

Since the start of July, Lexington has had 1,603 COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths.

The city’s highest one-day totals to date have been:
• 116 cases, July 27
• 100 cases, July 23
• 89 cases, July 30
• 83 cases, July 9
• 69 cases, July 15
• 67 cases, July 26
• 65 cases, July 10
• 62 cases, July 6
• 58 cases, July 13
• 56 cases, July 11
• 54 cases, July 28
• 49 cases, July 29
• 47 cases, July 24
• 46 cases, July 1
• 41 cases, June 26
• 40 cases, June 24
• 39 cases, July 8, June 30 and June 14
According to the Health Department, reasons for the steady increase include increased physical interaction in public places, family groupings, work exposures, and clusters in long-term care facilities.
The recommendations for slowing spread of COVID-19 remain the same:
• Wash your hands often
• Avoid close contact with others
• Wear a cloth face covering in public.