LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The first month of 2021 had the most reported COVID-19 cases in Lexington yet: 6,155.
Lexington reported 260 new COVID-19 cases during the weekend — 134 Saturday and 126 Sunday — bringing the total to 29,549 cases since the outbreak began in March 2020, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s morning report Monday.
A total of 62% of the city’s total cases have come since Nov. 1.
The county also recorded 23 deaths in January, with a total of 195.
The monthly totals of COVID-19 cases during the outbreak are:
- 110, March
- 143, April
- 507, May
- 793, June
- 1,702, July
- 2,538, August
- 2,804, September
- 2,736, October
- 6,070, November
- 5,991, December
- 6,155, January
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, please follow these guidelines all the time:
• Wear a cloth face-covering in public
• Avoid close contact with others
• Wash your hands often
• Stay home if you are sick.
For information on vaccination opportunities, visit the city’s website with links and information about vaccination sites in Fayette County: https://www.lexingtonky.gov/vaccines.
The Health Department updates Lexington’s COVID-19 numbers Monday-Saturday at lfchd.org.