Fayette reports another relatively low day of new COVID cases

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – After setting a single-month record for new cases in January, Fayette County has started February with two of its lowest new case totals in weeks.

But health officials advise it’s far too early to celebrate.

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Lexington reported 120 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total to 29,799 cases since the outbreak began in March 2020, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s morning report Wednesday.

The county recorded no additional deaths, leaving at 196 the number of people lost to coronavirus-related causes.

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.