Spike in Fayette COVID cases, continues seven-day average at 247

Two new deaths also reported this month

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The spike in new COVID cases in Fayette County continues.

According to the Lexington-Fayette County Department’s morning report Wednesday, the county recorded 494 new cases Tuesday which followed 214 new cases last Wednesday and 1,023 new cases Thursday through Monday. The numbers raised the seven-day moving average from 211 to 247, the highest since early September. On Dec. 1, the 7-day average was 81 cases per day.

The total number of cases since March 2020 now stands at 57,169.

Two new deaths from December have been linked to COVID-related causes, raising the number of people lost to 476.

Help slow the spread of BOTH the flu and COVID-19 by getting vaccinated! Both vaccines can help stay safe for winter holidays by protecting family and friends.

The Health Department has the free flu vaccine and all the COVID-19 vaccines (including the pediatric dose for ages 5-11 years) 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 your COVID-19 or flu vaccine!
You can also help slow the spread of flu and COVID-19 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.
Find vaccine information at www.vaccines.gov/search.
Those who are immunocompromised and received a 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/
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
  • 5,435, August
  • 5,967, September
  • 2,350, October
  • 2,140, November

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

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