Fayette has third straight double-digit day of new COVID cases

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The double-digit new daily COVID cases continue in Fayette County with a second straight day of more than 20 cases.

According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Monday report, the county recorded 23 new cases Friday, pushing the total since March 2020 to 35,673. That follows 24 new cases Thursday and 16 Wednesday.

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The seven-day moving average continued to climb, rising to 15 cases a day.

The county reported no new deaths, leaving at 324 the number of people lost to COVID-related causes since March 2020.

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.