77 new COVID cases in Fayette, county’s ‘orange’ status continues

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The drop in new coronavirus cases in Fayette County continues with just 77 new cases confirmed Thursday.
And the lower numbers continue to drive the county’s incidence rate further down into the ‘orange’ category,  giving school leaders more flexibility into how to proceed with instruction options.
As of Thursday afternoon, the county’s rate was 17.7 per 100,000 population in the orange which ranges between 10 and 24.9. The four-color rating system is designed to give schools and other community agencies guidance on opening and other operations.
According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Friday morning report, the 77 new cases raised the county’s total in seven months to 9,153.
“We’re seeing a lower number in the cases per day which is a great thing, but it does not mean we are out of this year, we need to stay the course and follow the guidelines,” said Kevin Hall, with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

No deaths were reported, leaving the total umber of people lost to coronavirus-related causes at 80.

The number of new cases among college students reported to the health department also continued to be low.
Friday’s report put that total at 2,426, an increase of 22 from the previous report.
Of the 2,426 cases, all 22 new cases were at UK, bringing the total to 2,198; 77 have been at Commonwealth Baptist College; 84 have been at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 64 have been at Transylvania; and three have been at Sullivan University.
Another 67 people have recovered, lifting that total to 8,030.

Lexington’s COVID-19 numbers, including charts with demographics, hospitalizations and more, are updated Monday-Saturday at lfchd.org.

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The number of reported cases has grown steadily each month during the outbreak:

• 110, March
• 143, April
• 507, May
• 793, June
• 1,702 July
• 2,538, August
• 2,804, September
Follow these guidelines to help protect others by slowing the spread of COVID-19:
• Wash your hands often
• Avoid close contact with others
• Wear a cloth face covering in public

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

• 167 cases, Sept. 11
• 149 cases, Sept. 10
• 131 cases, Aug. 7
• 124 cases, Sept. 18
• 123 cases, Sept. 9
• 122 cases, Sept. 1
• 120 cases, Sept. 2
• 119 cases, Aug. 28
• 116 cases, July 27
• 113 cases, Sept. 5, Sept. 16
• 112 cases, Aug. 27
• 111 cases, Sept. 3
• 110 cases, Sept. 4, Sept. 25
• 108 cases, Sept. 12
• 105 cases, Aug. 4, Aug. 14
• 102 cases, Aug. 26
• 101 cases, Aug. 13
• 100 cases, July 23
• 96 cases, Sept. 14
• 92 cases, Sept. 13
• 91 cases, July 31
• 90 cases, Aug. 5
• 89 cases, July 30, Sept. 20
• 88 cases, Aug. 29, Sept. 15, Sep. 19
• 87 cases, Aug. 19
• 86 cases, Aug. 20
• 84 cases, Aug. 6, Aug. 22
• 83 cases, Sept. 17, Sept. 22
• 82 cases, Aug. 1, Sept. 26
• 81 cases, Aug. 17, Sept. 6
• 80 cases, Aug. 12
• 79 cases, Sept. 23
• 77 cases, Oct. 8
• 76 cases, Sept. 28, Oct. 1
• 75 cases, Oct. 3, Oct. 4
• 74 cases, Aug. 18
• 72 cases, Aug. 23, Oct. 5
• 70 cases, Sept. 29
• 69 cases, July 15, July 19, Aug. 8, Aug. 9, Sept. 24
• 68 cases, Oct. 7
• 67 cases, July 26
• 65 cases, July 10
• 63 cases, Aug. 2, Sept. 30
• 62 cases, July 6, Aug. 11, Aug. 21, Aug. 24, Sept. 8
• 61 cases, July 20
• 60 cases, Sept. 21
• 58 cases, July 13, Aug. 16, Aug. 25
• 57 cases, Oct. 2
• 56 cases, July 11, Oct. 6
• 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