Fayette County records 141 new COVID cases, highest since early this year

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County recorded 141 new COVID cases Tuesday, pushing the seven-day moving average even closer to 100.

According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s daily report Wednesday, the 141 cases pushed the total number of cases since March 2020 to 37,273. The seven-day average rose to 99 from 91 Tuesday.

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The one-day total topped 119 Friday, which had been the city’s most in one day since 122 on Feb. 10.

The county has recorded 326 deaths since the outbreak began in 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
  • 1,331, July

Free COVID-19 vaccines are also available 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 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.

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.