Fayette seven-day COVID average rising again, another death reported

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County recorded another COVID-related death Thursday and had another day of well over 200 new cases.

According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s daily report Friday, the county recorded 272 Thursday, up from 247 Wednesday. The county’s seven-day rolling average rose to 212. It was up from 206 Wednesday but still slightly below Tuesday’s 213 although the numbers could continue to climb as the lower Labor Day weekend numbers filter through the average.
The county now has reported 44,339 cases.
The one new death reported Friday occurred in July, according to the department.
The death raised the county’s total lost to COVID-related causes to 344 since March 2020.
Free COVID-19 vaccines are available by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the department’s 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.
A special Saturday clinic will be held 12-4 p.m. Sept. 11 at the STEAM Academy, 1555 Georgetown Road. Ages 12 years and older can get the free Pfizer vaccine 12-4 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment at lfchd.org/vaccine.
Being fully vaccinated makes people less likely to catch COVID-19, and if they do end up getting it, it makes them far less likely to have severe symptoms requiring hospitalization.
Find vaccine information at www.vaccines.gov/search.
Both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations can help slow the outbreak by:
• Wearing a face covering in crowded public areas
• 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;
• Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
We update Lexington’s COVID-19 numbers Monday-Friday at lfchd.org.
Those who are immunocompromised and received a second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least four weeks ago are eligible for a third dose. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule a same-day appointment, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Learn more at http://www.lfchd.org/3rd-dose/
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 88% of Lexington’s COVID-19-related hospitalizations are in people who are unvaccinated or aren’t fully vaccinated.

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
  • 5,435, August

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

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