Seven day average of COVID cases continues increase in Fayette County

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – COVID-19 statistics continue to climb as seen in the latest report from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

The health department’s report from Tuesday saw 88 new cases in Lexington. That brings the overall total to 36,580 cases.

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One new death was reported, making Lexington’s total death count to 326.

Continuing to go up, the seven-day rolling average is now 77 cases per day.

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.

Additionally, in partnership with Fayette County Public Schools, the health department will offer two free COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Walk-ins will be accepted and both will feature the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older.

  • 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, Crawford Middle School, 1813 Charleston Drive.
  • 1-6 p.m. Thursday, July 29, Southern Middle School, 400 Wilson Downing Road.

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