New Fayette COVID cases crack 29,000, close in on 200 deaths

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – New COVID cases in Fayette County passed another mark Thursday while the number of deaths closed in an a grim milestone.

According to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s morning report Friday, 161 cases were confirmed in the county Thursday, pushing the total since early March 2020 above 29,000 to 29,101.

The county reported three additional deaths, increasing the total lost to COVID-related causes closer to the 200 mark at 194.

So far the county has recorded 5,707 cases in January, according to the Health Department.

For information on vaccination opportunities, Mayor Linda Gorton and the City of Lexington have launched a COVID-19 vaccine information website to help provide details about the city’s vaccination rollout:

While the vaccine rollout remains positive news, residents still need to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by following these guidelines all the time:

  • Wear a cloth face-covering in public
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay home if you are sick.

Lexington’s COVID-19 numbers are updated with charts and graphs for additional information, Monday-Saturday at

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