Fayette seven-day COVID average tops 250 cases per day again

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The COVID-19 surge continus in Fayette County.
According to the Lexington-Fayette County health Department’s daily report Tuesday, the county confirmed 500 cases Saturday through Monday.
The new cases pushed the county’s seven-day rolling average to 255 from 213 Friday and 212 Thursday.
The county now has reported 45,114 cases and 350 deaths since March 2020.
The Health Department has developed a new system for contacting patients who have tested positive for COVID.
The patient guide to help with the next steps can be found at: www.lfchd.org/positive-cases-and-close-contacts.
The department is attempting to call all positive cases, but can’t until the Health Department staff have important information — names, phone numbers, test dates, etc. — from the labs. Some cases cannot be contacted because of missing lab information and/or people not answering calls.
People who have tested positive and have not been contacted should e-mail the lab reports to: covidreport@lfchd.org.
The department does not call contacts of cases. For close contacts, a guide to help can be found at www.lfchd.org/positive-cases-and-close-contacts.
For official documentation for place of employment or for private schools, email covidorders@lfchd.org.
Fayette County Public Schools contacts who have been quarantined by the schools will be contacted by FCPS and not the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

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.
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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