Fayette’s June COVID cases lowest since May 2020; vaccinations set

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington had 287 COVID-19 cases in June, the lowest monthly total since May 2020.

Meanwhile, the department has set a series of vaccination clinics next week.

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According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Thursday morning report, the county recorded 10 new cases Wednesday, pushing the total since March 2020 to 35,560.

The seven-day moving average rose from 6 to 7.

The county reported no new deaths, leaving at 323 lost to COVID-related causes since March 2020.

In all of June, the county had seven new deaths reported with only two occurring in the month. The rest were confirmed deaths from previous months.

The department is offering two free vaccination clinics next week in partnership with Fayette County Public Schools. Walk-ins will be accepted, or residents can schedule an appointment at lfchd.org/vaccine. The schedule is:

— Pfizer (12 years and older)
1-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, Crawford Middle School, 1813 Charleston Drive. We will contact you about scheduling your second dose.

— Pfizer (12 years and older)
1-6 p.m. Thursday, July 8, Southern Elementary School, 340 Wilson Downing Road. We will contact you about scheduling your second dose.

— Free COVID-19 vaccines will be available by same-day appointment 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. every Monday in our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule your appointment. The special Monday vaccination clinics will offer the Moderna vaccine for ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 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
• 1,027, April
• 689, May
• 287, June
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.
Lexington’s COVID-19 numbers are updated Monday-Saturday at lfchd.org.