Lexington reports 2nd-highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases – WKYT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has reported 183 new COVID-18 cases in its report for Monday.
This comes after the report for Saturday shattered the record for cases in one day with 236.
No new deaths were reported in Monday’s report.
The health department says the new cases bring the total number of cases in Lexington since the beginning of the pandemic to 12,468, with the death toll at 102.
The city’s highest one-day totals to date have been:
- 236 cases, Nov. 7
- 183 cases, Nov. 9
- 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
The state’s COVID-19 map also still shows Fayette County in the red zone with 50.3 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.