Weekend, holiday likely contribute to lower Fayette COVID numbers

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Weekend and additional delays related to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday likely contributed to low numbers Monday for new COVID cases in Lexington.

According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s morning report Tuesday, 116 new cases were confirmed in the county Monday. That increased the total number of cases to 27,155 since March.

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The county reported no new deaths, leaving the number of people lost to virus-related causes at 174.

The health department updates the Lexington COVID-19 numbers, with charts and graphs for additional information, Monday-Saturday at lfchd.org.