As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, people getting tested talk

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, Kroger Field’s drive-through COVID-19 testing center is seeing its numbers pick up again.

Lexington saw 114 new cases today, with a seven-day rolling average of 129 cases per day, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. On July 11, just one month ago, Fayette County reported no new cases.

As the school year begins and as the Delta variant continues to spread, people are getting tested to make sure they are staying safe for themselves and those around them.

“We’re getting ready to start back to school in Scott County where they [my kids] go, and I just wanted to make sure that they were good to go,” said Scott County resident Lindsay McCurry.

Even those who are fully vaccinated are continuing to get tested as the new variant spreads.

“I’m fully vaccinated and I plan on continuing to get tested every couple of weeks to just make sure that I’m not killing somebody’s poor grandma,” said Fayette County resident Miles Feroli.

According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, the highest percentage of COVID-19 cases are being found in ages 25-34 years. However, department statistics continue to show the highest number of cases are still found in those who are not fully vaccinated.

Fayette County is currently in the “red zone” for COVID-19 cases, and the Health Department continues to encourage masking, social distancing, and vaccination as effective ways to control the spread.

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