New Fayette COVID cases continue climb back toward 100 a day

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – New COVID cases in Fayette County continue to climb toward the 100 mark.

According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s morning report Thursday, 87 new cases were confirmed Wednesday. That followed 88 new cases Tuesday.

The new cases pushed the county’s total since March 2020 to 36,667.

Continuing to go up, the seven-day rolling average is now 78 cases per day.

No new deaths were reported, leaving Lexington’s total death count at 326.

For those not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, the vaccine is given free by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the health department’s Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule an appointment.

The special vaccination clinics offer the Moderna and Janssen vaccines for ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older. Visit https://www.lexingtonky.gov/vaccines to learn about other clinics in Lexington.

Additionally, in partnership with Fayette County Public Schools, the health department will offer a free COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Walk-ins will be accepted and it will feature the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older.

  • 1-6 p.m. Thursday, July 29, Southern Middle School, 400 Wilson Downing Road.

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 www.lfchd.org.

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
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