Fayette has lowest single-day COVID cases in a year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County has its lowest one-day total of new COVID cases in a year. And the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department sets another pop-up clinic in a neighborhood as part of the ongoing efforts to get more people vaccinated against the virus.

The free one-dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine clinic is 1-4 p.m. Thursday, May 27 at the Winburn Center (Community Action Council) at 1169 Winburn Drive.

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, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s daily report Friday, the county confirmed nine new COVID cases Thursday, bringing to 35,107 since March 2020.

The seven-day moving average dropped to 20.

The county recorded one new death from April, bringing the total number of deaths from COVID-related causes to 316.

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