Lexington reports 378 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reported 378 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend.

The report includes 198 new cases on Saturday and 180 on Sunday.

Three new deaths were also reported.

The new cases bring the total number in Fayette County since the beginning of the pandemic to 19,010. The death toll is at 132.

The city’s highest one-day totals to date have been:

  • 409 cases, Dec. 2
  • 362 cases, Nov. 22
  • 334 cases, Nov. 28
  • 306 cases, Nov. 25
  • 297 cases, Dec. 3
  • 296 cases, Dec. 1
  • 281 cases, Nov. 28
  • 274 cases, Nov. 21
  • 265 cases, Nov. 14
  • 255 cases, Nov. 11

The state’s COVID-19 map still shows Fayette County in the red zone with 80.6 cases per 100,000 population. Red zone counties are those with 25 or more average daily cases per 100,000 people.

Health officials say you can also 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.

The state’s total number of cases is 200,632. The death toll is 2,072 and the state’s positivity rate is 9.75 percent.

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