Fayette’s seven-day COVID average nears 50


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington’s new COVID case numbers continue to climb rapidly, hitting levels not seen in months.

In its daily report Friday, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department confirmed 77 cases Thursday, the second highest day in months. It followed the 79 cases reported Wednesday.

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They marked the two highest days since late February as cases continue to spike in Fayette and surrounding counties, many of which have moved into the ‘orange’ category for rising incidence rates.

The city’s 7-day rolling average rose from 44 to 48, with 36,196 cases and 325 deaths since the outbreak began in March 2020.

For those not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, the vaccine is given free by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule an appointment.

The special vaccination clinics offer the Moderna and Janssen vaccines for ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older. Visit https://www.lexingtonky.gov/vaccines to learn about other clinics in Lexington.

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations can help slow the outbreak by:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick, especially those with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, muscle/body aches, loss of taste/smell, nausea, etc.);
  • Covering coughs and sneezes;
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Wearing a face covering in crowded public areas.

Lexington’s COVID-19 numbers are updated Monday-Friday at www.lfchd.org.

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