Fayette’s seven-day average falls to 11 cases a day, weekend clinic set at church

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County’s seven-day moving COVID average has fallen to 11, the lowest in months. And it comes as the health department sets another pop-up weekend clinic to try to continue to grow the number of people vaccinated in the community.

According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, anyone ages 18 and older can get a free one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at Church Under the Bridge, 203 E. Fourth St. No appointment needed.

That clinic joins two others already scheduled this week.

The Pfizer shot for people 12 and older is 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.

On 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 a total of 21 cases from Saturday through Tuesday, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s morning report Wednesday. The 21 cases pushed the total since March 2020 to 35,293.

It’s still unclear how much the Memorial Day holiday may have played a role in lowering the numbers because of fewer tests.

The seven-day moving average dropped from 17 to 11.

The 689 cases in May was the lowest number since May 2020.

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
• 689, May
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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