Fayette starts year with record month for new COVID cases

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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.

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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.