Almost 20% of Lexington’s 46,098 total COVID-19 cases have come since Aug. 1. The Lexington Fayette County Health Department released their latest data which also shows that through the first 17 days of September, Lexington has reported 3,772 new COVID-19 cases, which already makes it the fifth most in one month. The city reported 5,435 new cases in August.
The city reported 192 new COVID-19 cases Friday, with a 7-day rolling average at 212/day. Don’t be puzzled over how you can help slow this pandemic: get the shot, wear a mask and practice physical distancing!
Free COVID-19 vaccines are 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 appointment. Our Public Health Clinic offers the Moderna and Janssen vaccines for ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older.
Both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations can help slow the outbreak by:
• Wearing a face covering in crowded public areas
• 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;
• Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.