Fayette COVID cases highest since February, seven-day average at 44

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Like the rest of the state, Lexington’s new COVID case numbers continue to climb rapidly, hitting levels not seen in months.

Lexington reported 79 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, the city’s most in a single day since Feb. 26. The city’s 7-day rolling average is up to 44 new cases per day, with 36,119 cases and 325 deaths since the outbreak began in March 2020.

For those not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, the vaccine is given free by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule an appointment.

The special vaccination clinics offer the Moderna and Janssen vaccines for ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older. Visit https://www.lexingtonky.gov/vaccines to learn about other clinics in Lexington.

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations can help slow the outbreak 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.

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

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
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