New Fayette COVID cases in March return to summer 2020 levels

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington had 1,314 COVID-19 cases in March, about half of what was reported in February and the city’s lowest monthly total since June.
Lexington reported 47 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total to 33,557 cases since the outbreak began in March 2020. The city’s 7-day rolling average of new cases is currently 40 cases/day.
There were also nine deaths reported in March, for a total of 286. The four deaths reported Wednesday were from previous months.
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
• 2,694, February
• 1,314, March
To keep cases from increasing, continue to follow these guidelines:
• Wear a cloth face-covering in public
• Avoid close contact with others
• Wash your hands often
• Stay home if you are sick
• Get vaccinated when you have the opportunity.
More information will be shared at www.lfchd.org/vaccine and on our social media pages when next week’s clinic (now open to anyone 18 and older who lives or works in Lexington!) is scheduled. For information on other vaccination opportunities, visit www.lexingtonky.gov/vaccines.
Lexington’s COVID-19 numbers are updated Monday-Saturday at lfchd.org.
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