LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKDY) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reported a record-breaking number of COVID-19 cases over the weekend.
The health department said 236 cases were reported on Saturday, the highest one-day total ever for the city. Another 102 cases were reported on Sunday.
We’re told 83 of the weekend’s cases are college students.
The weekend totals raise the total number of cases in Lexington to 12,468. One additional COVID-19-related death was also reported over the weekend, raising the toll to 102.
The city’s highest one-day totals to date have been:
- 236 cases, Nov. 7
- 181 cases, Nov. 5
- 167 cases, Sept. 11
- 155 cases, Oct. 30
- 152 cases, Nov. 4
- 149 cases, Sept. 10
- 143 cases, Oct. 29
- 135 cases, Oct. 27
- 131 cases, Aug. 7
- 130 cases, Oct. 28
The state’s COVID-19 map also still shows Fayette County in the red zone with 45.0 cases per 100,000 population. Red zone counties are those with 25 or more average daily cases per 100,000 people.
Governor Andy Beshear asked counties who are in the red zone on Thursdays of a week to follow the recommendations they’ve set out the following week.
Health officials say you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by following these public health guidelines:
- Wash your hands often
- Avoid close contact with others
- Wear a cloth face-covering in public
- Stay home if you have symptoms.
There are still multiple free testing sites in the City of Lexington. The health department wants people to know if they aren’t able to leave their house, but they need a COVID test, they can call the health department to have a test brought to them.