The department said this beats the previous daily high of 494 cases reported on Dec. 28.
Lexington’s seven-day rolling average is up to 295 new cases per day.
Most cases, 56% in December, are among unvaccinated people in Fayette County, according to health officials. Additionally, 80% of hospitalizations of Lexington residents are not vaccinated.
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department shared the following guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID:
- Wear a face covering in crowded public areas
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially those with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, muscle/body aches, loss of taste/smell, nausea, etc.)
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Get vaccinated
COVID-19 vaccines are available for all — including the pediatric dose for ages 5-11 years — by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Public Health Clinic located at 650 Newtown Pike. Those interested in scheduling an appointment can call 859-288-2483.
New COVID cases from Dec. 30-Jan. 2 will be reported Tuesday.