‘Blow out’ day breaks moderate string of new Fayette COVID cases

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – It’s not the kind of blow out day Fayette County wanted or expected.
After a string of days with new coronavirus cases in the 70s or lower, Fayette County had its third-highest day on record with 133 new cases confirmed Thursday, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s morning report Friday.
The new cases bring the county total to 9,722.
“Today is definitely an outlier from recent reporting, and it’s one of the reasons to look at the seven-day average to get a better idea of where we are at a given time,” Health Department communications director Kevin Hall said.

One new death was reported, increasing the total number of people lost to coronavirus-related causes at 86.

The big day comes one day after Health Department officials had suggested the county had reached a plateau, albeit a plateau that was higher than ones reached in May and June.
But at the same time, the “plateau” came with a warning as to what can happen with the virus.
“All that means is we have to treat every day and every location like COVID-19 is everywhere,” Hall said during an appearance Thursday on WTVQ ABC 36 Good Morning Kentucky.
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 2,509, an increase of 23 from the previous report.
Of the 2,509 cases, 21 new cases were at UK, bringing the total to 2,272; 77 have been at Commonwealth Baptist College; 92, an increase of one, have been at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 65, an increase of one, have been at Transylvania; and three have been at Sullivan University.
Another 56 people have recovered, lifting that total to 8,479.

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
• 133 cases, Oct. 15
• 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