LFCHD reports second-highest increase in COVID-19 cases for second day in a row

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has reported 184 new COVID-18 cases in its report for Tuesday.

It’s the second-highest one-day increase in cases. This comes after the report for Monday also came in as the second-highest with 183 cases.

One new death was reported on Tuesday.

The health department says the new cases bring the total number of cases in Lexington since the beginning of the pandemic to 12,835, with the death toll at 103.

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

  • 236 cases, Nov. 7
  • 184 cases, Nov. 10
  • 183 cases, Nov. 9
  • 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

The state’s COVID-19 map also still shows Fayette County in the red zone with 53.0 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.

Statewide, there have been 124,646 total cases of the coronavirus. The state death total is 1,590.

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