New Fayette COVID numbers follow state ‘plateau’ trend

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – After declining for weeks, Fayette County’s new COVID case numbers appear to have plateaued. The same trend has happened statewide.
According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s morning report Tuesday, Lexington reported 53 new COVID-19 cases Monday, which includes numbers from Sunday and Monday, bringing the total to 33,881 cases since the outbreak began in March 2020.
The city’s 7-day rolling average of new cases is currently 39 cases per day, up frpm 30 nine days ago.
The county reported no new deaths officially linked to COVID-related causes. The deaths remain at 296 people in the county lost to the virus.
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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