Health dept. warns COVID-19 cases increasing in Lexington



LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Tuesday, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department warned about rising COVID-19 cases in the city.

The health department said last week, the city’s rolling seven-day average of new cases was four. This week, it is 22.

53 new cases were reported in the city Monday, July 12. No new deaths were reported.

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In total, 35,726 people in Lexington have contracted the virus since the pandemic began. 324 people from Lexington have died.

In a Facebook post, the health department posted ways people can help avoid an outbreak of the virus.

  • Get a free COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially those with COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wear a face covering when in crowded public areas.

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