LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A rarity happened Tuesday in Fayette County’s tracking of the coronavirus — more people recovered than there were new cases reported.
According to the morning report from the Lexington Fayette County Health Department, 88 new coronavirus cases were confirmed Tuesday while 100 people were classified as recovered.
And for the third straight day, the number of new cases was below 100, a small but positive step in the hope the surge that began in July and has continued maybe slowing slightly.
The 88 new cases pushed the county’s total since March to 7,384. The 100 recovered raised that total to 6,128.
Of Tuesday’s new cases, 46 were among University of Kentucky students, raising the total number of Fayette UK students who have tested positive to 1,552.
No new deaths were reported, leaving the total at 70.
Health officials point out the numbers are for UK students who are Fayette County residents and are not a total of all cases at the university. A student who tests positive is considered a Fayette County resident if they live in Fayette County already or elect to stay in Lexington during their isolation.
If they commute to campus from another county or elect to return to their hometown for isolation, they are not in our numbers.
It’s important people continue to follow the latest recommendations in public to stop the spread of the virus:
• Wear a cloth mask over your mouth and nose
• Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who doesn’t live in your home
• Wash your hands often.
The city’s highest one-day totals to date have been:
• 61 cases, July 20
• 58 cases, July 13, Aug. 16, Aug. 25
• 56 cases, July 11
• 54 cases, July 28
• 53 cases, July 22
• 49 cases, July 29, Aug. 10, Sept. 7
• 48 cases, July 16, July 18
• 47 cases, July 17, July 24, Aug. 3
• 46 cases, July 1