Fayette has highest one-day COVID number since Feb. 10

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – After two months of declining numbers, Fayette County’s new COVID cases returned with a vengeance in July, reaching levels not seen since February.

According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s morning report Monday, Lexington had 1,331 COVID-19 cases in July, more than quadrupling the amount reported in June.

The city has had 36,891 cases and 326 deaths since the outbreak began in March 2020.

Friday had 119 new COVID-19 cases, the city’s most in one day since 122 on Feb. 10.

The 7-day rolling average of new cases is up to 87 cases a day; that number was 7 a day on July 1.

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

Free COVID-19 vaccines are also available 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 Public Health Clinic offers the Moderna and Janssen vaccines for ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older.

While there’s still a chance a fully vaccinated person can get COVID-19, symptoms will likely be less severe and the need for hospitalization is much smaller.

Since February 2021, about 94% of Lexington’s COVID-19-related hospitalizations are in people who are unvaccinated or aren’t fully vaccinated.

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 lfchd.org.

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