Fayette reports 49 new COVID cases for second straight day


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Even as new COVID cases hovered in the 50 range for a second straight day, Fayette County’s seven-day moving average fell slightly Thursday based on week-long numbers.

During its morning report Friday, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reported 49 new cases Thursday, bringing the total number of cases since last March to 34,277.

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The 7-day rolling average dropped from 37 to 36.

The department reported one new confirmed COVID-related death from November, bringing the county’s total to 304.

To protect friends, family and yourself, get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Make an appointment at lfchd.org/vaccine or call 859-899-2222 for help. Walk-ins will not be accepted. The department provides the Moderna vaccine, which is for ages 18 and older.

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.