Fayette COVID cases remain below two weeks ago, pop-up clinic Thursday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) –  Fayette County’s new COVID cases continue to remain below where they were two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, the Lexington-Fayette County is hosting another pop-up vaccination clinic Thursday, May 13 featuring the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine.

The clinic is 1-3 p.m. at Russell School Community Services Center — Community Action Council — at 520 Toner St.

No appointments are needed and plenty of vaccine is available. Only walk-ins will be accepted. The vaccine is FREE and available for anyone ages 18 and older.

Meanwhile, the number of new COVID cases may be easing slightly in Fayette County.

According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Wednesday report, the county recorded 33 new cases Tuesday, leaving the seven-day moving average at 33. The total of cases since March 2020 is 34,908.

The county reported no new deaths, leaving the total lost to COVID-related causes to 309.

To protect friends, family and yourself, get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Make an appointment at lfchd.org/vaccine or call 859-899-2222 for help. Walk-ins will not be accepted. The department provides the Moderna vaccine, which is for ages 18 and older.

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
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.
More information will be shared at www.lfchd.org/vaccine and on our social media pages when next week’s clinic (now open to anyone 18 and older who lives or works in Lexington!) is scheduled. For information on other vaccination opportunities, visit www.lexingtonky.gov/vaccines.
Lexington’s COVID-19 numbers are updated Monday-Saturday at lfchd.org.
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