Lexington reported 141 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, the most reported cases in 1 day since 196 cases on Feb. 15. The city’s 7-day rolling average is up to 109 cases a day.
Through the first 5 days of August, Lexington already has almost half the total cases reported in all of July: 644 in August and 1,331 in July.
If you are unvaccinated, get the shot! Free COVID-19 vaccines are also available by same-day appointment every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule your appointment. Our Public Health Clinic offers the Moderna and Janssen vaccines for ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older.
While there’s still a chance a fully vaccinated person can get COVID-19, symptoms will likely be less severe, and the need for hospitalization is much smaller. Since February 2021, about 93% of Lexington’s COVID-19-related hospitalizations are in people who are unvaccinated or aren’t fully vaccinated. Both vaccinated, and unvaccinated populations can help slow the outbreak by:
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick, especially those with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, muscle/body aches, loss of taste/smell, nausea, etc.)
- Covering coughs and sneezes
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Wearing a face covering in crowded public areas.
For more information, visit lfchd.org.