Health dept. reports highest single-day COVID case increase in Lexington – WKYT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reported 181 new COVID-19 cases for its report for Thursday.
That’s the highest single-day increase in cases.
No new deaths were reported.
According to the health department’s website, 12,005 total cases and 101 deaths have been reported in Lexington since the pandemic began.
The city’s highest one-day totals to date have been:
- 181 cases, Nov. 5
- 167 cases, Sept. 11
- 155 cases, Oct. 30
- 152 cases, Nov. 4
- 149 cases, Sept. 10
- 143 cases, Oct. 29
- 135 cases, Oct. 27
- 131 cases, Aug. 7
- 130 cases, Oct. 28
- 125 cases, Nov. 2
The state’s COVID-19 map also still shows Fayette County in the red zone with 49.1 cases per 100,000 population. Red zone counties are those with 25 or more average daily cases per 100,000 people.
Governor Andy Beshear asked counties who are in the red zone on Thursdays of a week to follow the recommendations they’ve set out the following week.
Health officials say you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by following these public health guidelines:
- Wash your hands often
- Avoid close contact with others
- Wear a cloth face-covering in public
- Stay home if you have symptoms.
There are still multiple free testing sites in the City of Lexington. The health department wants people to know if they aren’t