Fayette health department COVID numbers stable, two clinics next week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department hopes another set of neighborhood vaccination clinics can fuel its efforts to try to keep the county’s seven-day moving COVID average below 20 cases a day.

The department is offering two vaccination clinics next week, each with a different COVID-19 vaccine. Walk-ins will be accepted, or residents can schedule an appointment at lfchd.org/vaccine.

The Pfizer shot for people 12 and older will be available from 12:30-3:30 p.m. June 2, at Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road.

The department will contact people about scheduling their second dose. Learn more about adolescents and the vaccine at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/vaccines/toolkits/COVID-19-Vaccine-for-Preteens_Teens-508.pdf.

One June 3 from 10 a.m. to noon, the one-shot Johnson & Johnson for those 18 years and older will be given at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane.

The county confirmed 18 cases Thursday, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s morning report Friday. The 18 cases pushed the total since March 2020 to 35,252.

The seven-day moving average rose from 19 to 21.

The county reported no new deaths, leaving that grim statistic at 316 lost to COVID-related causes since March 2020.

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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