695 new COVID-19 cases reported in Lexington over holiday weekend

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Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reported 695 new cases of COVID-19 from Saturday-Tuesday.

The increase raises the city’s total number of cases to 43,820. A total of 342 people have died from COVID-19 in Lexington since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The city’s 7-day rolling average of new daily cases is at 213.

Free vaccines are available at the Public Health Clinic on Newtown Pike Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

A special Saturday clinic will be held 12-4 p.m. Sept. 11 at the STEAM Academy, 1555 Georgetown Road. Ages 12 years and older can get the free Pfizer vaccine 12-4 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted, or make an appointment at lfchd.org/vaccine.

Those who are immunocompromised can now schedule their COVID-19 booster shot. Anyone who got their last dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least four weeks ago is eligible.

[Find vaccine information at https://www.lexingtonky.gov/vaccines]

Health officials said vaccinated and unvaccinated populations can help slow the outbreak 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;
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Wearing a face covering in crowded public areas.

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