Fayette COVID case numbers top 74,000, deaths close in on 500

County logs 1,328 cases Friday, seven-day average increase

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County’s seven-day moving CVID average continues to climb and deaths continue to mount.

According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s morning report Monday, the county recorded 1,328 new cases Friday, higher than Thursday’s 1,234 new cases. TheFayette Hosital Jan 20 2022Fayette Covid Jan 20 2022 seven-day moving average rose to to 857 from 822, continuing what has been a steady three-week spike.

The department continues to advise the daily numbers will be higher as it works through a backlog of cases during this overwhelming surge of cases.

The numbers pushed the county’s total to 74,062 cases since the pandemic began. One new death raised the number of residents lost to COVID-related causes to 498.

In addition to vaccines, the department reminds residents that wearing masks can help slow the spread of the virus.

Wearing a mask is an important tool against the spread of COVID-19. The CDC recently updated its mask guidance; learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/…/prevent…/types-of-masks.html.
To protect from COVID-19, CDC continues to recommend wearing the most protective mask you can that fits well and that you will wear consistently.
Help slow the spread of COVID-19 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.
Find vaccine information at www.vaccines.gov/search.
Those who are immunocompromised and received a second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least four weeks ago are eligible for a third dose. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule a same-day appointment, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Learn more at http://www.lfchd.org/3rd-dose/
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
  • 5,435, August
  • 5,967, September
  • 2,350, October
  • 2,140, November

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

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