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573 new COVID-19 cases reported in Lexington over the weekend

COVID-19 cases worldwide surpasses 9 million
Posted at 9:56 AM, Nov 30, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — COVID-19 cases are rising in Fayette County as a growing number of cases are reported over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says Lexington reported 573 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend: 334 Saturday, 239 Sunday.

There have been 17,239 cases and 112 deaths total since the outbreak began in March.

The health department says COVID-19 is spreading rapidly, with the time between thousand-case marks decreasing:

  • 17,000: Nov. 28
  • 16,000: Nov. 24
  • 15,000: Nov. 20
  • 14,000: Nov. 16
  • 13,000: Nov. 11
  • 12,000: Nov. 5
  • 11,000: Oct. 29
  • 10,000: Oct. 20
  • 9,000: Oct. 6
  • 8,000: Sept. 22
  • 7,000: Sept. 11
  • 6,000: Sept. 2
  • 5,000: Aug. 23
  • 4,000: Aug. 10
  • 3,000: July 28
  • 2,000: July 12
  • 1,000: June 10
  • 1: March 8

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, please follow these guidelines all the time:

  • Wear a cloth face-covering in public
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay home if you are sick