Fayette COVID case numbers down slightly, 7-day average nears 30

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County’s new COVID cases tapered off slightly Wednesday.

But local health officials say the numbers in the last week still are cause for concern after weeks of apparent decline.

According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Thursday report, the county recorded 30 new cases Wednesday, pushing the total since March 2020 to 35,809. That follows 53 cases Tuesday, 53 cases Saturday through Monday, 23 new cases Friday, 24 new cases last Thursday and 16 last Wednesday.

Almost all of the new cases have been in people who are not vaccinated. And in the cases where people had been vaccinated, the symptoms were mild, according to the Health Department.

The county first hit 53 cases in a day on July 22, 2020. Tuesday’s total was the most in a single day since April 15.

The seven-day moving average continued to climb, rising from 24 Wednesday to 26 Thursday. It was just 15 three days ago and was only 4 on July 6.

Fayette County has had 35,809 cases and more than 2,100 hospitalizations since March 2020.

The county reported no new deaths, leaving at 324 the number of people lost to COVID-related causes since 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
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.

The Health Department also reminds people symptoms from allergies can be similar to

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COVID, but the two have some differences.

Lexington’s COVID-19 numbers are updated Monday-Saturday at lfchd.org.
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