COVID seven-day average falls, one new death confirmed

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County’s seven-day moving average for new COVID cases hit the lowest level in more than a year Thursday.

According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Friday morning report, the county recorded eight new cases Thursday, pushing the total since March 2020 to 35,519.

But based on low numbers earlier in the week, the seven-day moving average fell from 7 to 6.

The county reported one new death, confirmed from May as being COVID-related, raising the county’s total lost to 323.

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
To keep cases from increasing, continue to follow these guidelines:
• Wear a cloth face-covering in public
• Avoid close contact with others
• Wash your hands often
• Stay home if you are sick
• Get vaccinated when you have the opportunity.
Lexington’s COVID-19 numbers are updated Monday-Saturday at lfchd.org.
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