August already has seen more COVID-19 cases in Fayette County than the months of May, June, and July combined.
Lexington reported 214 Tuesday, bringing the total for the month to 2,456 through the first 17 days. The city had 2,307 total in the three previous months: 1,331 in July, 287 in June and 689 in May. The current 7-day rolling average is 167 cases per day.
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.
We are offering two free COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week in partnership with Fayette County Public Schools. Both will feature the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 years and older. Walks-in will be accepted, and appointments can be scheduled at lfchd.org/vaccine:
- 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, Edith J. Hayes Middle School, 260 Richardson Place.
- 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, Leestown Middle School, 2010 Leestown Road.
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;
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- Wearing a face covering in crowded public areas.
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department updates Lexington’s COVID-19 numbers Monday-Friday at lfchd.org.
Source: :Lexington-Fayette County Health Department