Number of new COVID cases in Fayette continue in the 70s

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – With 71 new cases Wednesday, Fayette County continues to see signs the coronavirus outbreak in the county may at least be stabilizing.
According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s report Thursday morning, the 71 new cases confirmed Wednesday bring the county total to 9,589.
One new death was reported, increasing the total number of people lost to coronavirus-related causes at 85.
“The good news here in Lexington is that we have reached a plateau. But it’s a much higher plateau than what we saw earlier in the summer,” explained Kevin Hall with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.
Wednesday, Governor Andy Beshear reported the highest one-day total calling it a “third escalation”. When that’s compared with Fayette County, Hall said, “Earlier in the summer, the cases across Kentucky were dipping down and in Lexington they were growing. And now, it’s the reverse. All that means is we have to treat every day and every location like COVID-19 is everywhere.”
The number of new cases among college students reported to the health department also continued to be low.
Thursday’s report put that total at 2,486, an increase of 16 from the previous report.
Of the 2,486 cases, 15 new cases were at UK, bringing the total to 2,251; 77 have been at Commonwealth Baptist College; 91, an increase of one, have been at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 64 have been at Transylvania; and three have been at Sullivan University.
Another 50 people have recovered, lifting that total to 8,423.

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

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

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• 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
• 126 cases, Oct. 9
• 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
• 73 cases, Oct. 13
• 72 cases, Aug. 23, Oct. 5
• 71 cases, Oct. 14
• 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, Oct. 12
• 58 cases, July 13, Aug. 16, Aug. 25
• 57 cases, Oct. 2
• 56 cases, July 11, Oct. 6
• 55 cases, Oct. 10
• 54 cases, July 28
• 53 cases, July 22
• 51 cases, Oct. 11
• 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