New Fayette cases hit 145, first five days in August already surpass June

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington reported 145 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, the most reported cases in one day since 196 cases on Feb. 15.

The new cases pushed the county’s total since March 2020 to 37,535.

The one-day total followed 117 Wednesday, 141 Tuesday and 119 Friday.

The city’s 7-day rolling average rose from 103 to 109 cases a day. That’s up from 99 Wednesday and 91 Tuesday.

Through the first five days of August, Lexington already has almost half the total cases reported in all of July: 644 in August and 1,331 in July.

The county has recorded 326 deaths since the outbreak began in 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
  • 287, June
  • 1,331, July
Free COVID-19 vaccines are also available by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in our 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.
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 93% of Lexington’s COVID-19-related hospitalizations are in people who are unvaccinated or aren’t fully vaccinated.
Both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations can help slow the outbreak by:
• 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;
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
• Wearing a face covering in crowded public areas.

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

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