COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Lexington

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As of Tuesday morning, the 7-day average for new COVID-19 cases in Lexington is around 6 a day. Experts say these numbers rely heavily on the vaccine efforts in town.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Lexington reported 156 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said it brought the seven-day rolling average of cases up to 130 a day.

One new death was also reported, bringing the total number of deaths in Lexington to 327 since the pandemic began.

Health officials said there are two significant steps people can take to slow the spread amid the delta variant: get vaccinated and wear a mask in public areas.

Free COVID-19 vaccines are available at the health department’s Public Health Clinic on Newtown Pike. They accept same-day appointments every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Other ways to slow the outbreak include:

  • 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.

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