The Fayette County Health Department announces that 167 COVID-19 cases were reported yesterday (including some delayed reports), Lexington reached its largest 1-day total of cases, previously set Thursday. There have been 7,000 cases since the outbreak began in March, including 439 in the last 3 days.
There are also 3 new deaths, bringing the total to 69 during the outbreak. The new deaths were two people in their 90s and a person in their 70s.
- 167 cases, Sept. 11
- 149 cases, Sept. 10
- 131 cases, Aug. 7
- 123 cases, Sept. 9
- 122 cases. Sept. 1
- 121 cases. Sept. 2
The health department reports that they continue to see a rise in cases among University of Kentucky students, with 1,347 total cases (83 of those were new cases reported Friday). This includes testing from multiple sources and not just the specialized on-campus testing done by the university.
The numbers are for UK students who are Fayette County residents and is not a total of all cases at the university. A student who tests positive is considered a Fayette County resident if they live in Fayette Co already or elect to stay in Lexington during their isolation. If they commute to campus from another county or elect to return to their hometown for isolation, they are not in our numbers.
Please help slow the spread of COVID-19 by following these recommendations when you are out in the public:
- Wear a cloth mask over your mouth and nose
- Stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who doesn’t live in your home
- Wash your hands often.
COVID-19 case numbers are updated Monday-Saturday, including charts with demographics, hospitalizations and more, at lfchd.org.