UPDATE: New COVID numbers continue steady fall in Fayette County

UPDATE: 3/7/21 9:36 P.M. 

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – On Sunday, Governor Andy Beshear announced via Facebook that the Commonwealth is in it’s eighth straight week of declining cases.

Right now there’s 526 new cases and 13 deaths reported.

The positivity rate is at 4.12% and the total deaths are at 4,819.

MARCH 1, 2021:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County’s new COVID case numbers and seven-day moving average continued on a downward trend, although the weekend likely played a role in the numbers.

The county confirmed 57 news cases Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 32,243, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s report Monday.

The seven-day moving average is 76 cases per day.

The 57 cases may have been low because it was a Saturday but the numbers still remain down from previous Saturdays, slowly allaying some fears the city may have seen reduced numbers because of weather.

The Health Department also reported no new deaths, leaving the total number of people who have died from virus-related causes in the county at 234.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination opportunities HERE. Learn about how many people the department has vaccinated HERE.

The department continues to follow the federal/state guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination distribution. The clinics, for people who live or work in Lexington, have been expanded to include Phase 1B childcare staff and anyone ages 70 and older. The department also continues to provide vaccines to Phase 1A healthcare workers.

Anyone who is part of those categories can receive notifications about future clinics by providing informationat: https://www.lfchd.org/covid19-vaccine-information. Note: this does NOT register for future clinics. This is a way to be notified about future vaccination clinics as they become available.

Anyone with questions can call 859-899-2222 or email covid19vaccine@lfchd.org. For those who received their first dose from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, it will contact recipients about scheduling the second dose.

Please remember the department receives limited doses of the vaccine each week. The clinic planning is revisited each week to accommodate the number of doses received.

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

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, please follow these guidelines all the time:
• Wear a cloth face-covering in public
• Avoid close contact with others
• Wash your hands often
• Stay home if you are sick.

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