Fayette County reports Friday as most single day cases since February

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department‘s latest COVID-19 update demonstrates the steady increase of the coronavirus’ presence.

The health department’s newest report shows 86 cases in Lexington on Friday, the city’s most in one day since 93 were reported on Feb. 23.

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The seven-day rolling average is up to 56 cases, the highest since March 4.

For those not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, the vaccine is given free by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the health department’s 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