New Fayette cases top 300, total numbers soar past 41,000

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Fayette County’s new COVID case numbers continue to climb faster than ever.
And it prompted the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department to take a more direct approach in its plea with the community to help.
“Real talk time, Lexington: We need the help of everyone — and, yes, that means YOU — to slow COVID-19!” the department said in its daily social media post Thursday.
The agency reported 303 new cases from Wednesday, bringing the county’s total since March 2020 to 41,004. The seven-day rolling average jumped to 208 from 193 the previous day.
No new deaths were linked to COVID-related causes, leaving the county’s total at 331.

Free COVID-19 vaccines are available by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the 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.

The immunocompromised who received the 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/!
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;
• Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
• Wearing a face covering in crowded public areas.
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

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

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