New Fayette COVID cases top 100, highest since Feb. 20

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – New COVID cases in Fayette County reached 105 Thursday, the highest number since the county recorded 106 cases on Feb. 20.
According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s daily report Friday, the seven-day rolling average is up to 82 cases a day; the 7-day rolling average was 7 on July 1.
Thursday’s cases pushed the county’s total since March 2020 to 36,772.
People who are unvaccinated can get COVID-19 vaccines for free with same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule an appointment.
The Public Health Clinic offers the Moderna and Janssen vaccines for ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older.
While there’s still a chance a fully vaccinated person can get COVID-19, symptoms will likely be less severe and the need for hospitalization is much smaller, the Heealth Department said, stressing the message from state and federal health experts.
Since February 2021, about 94% of Lexington’s COVID-19-related hospitalizations are in people who are unvaccinated or aren’t fully vaccinated.
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 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
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