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Lexington has the highest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases for the second time this week

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Posted at 10:13 AM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 10:15:32-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington has once again had its highest one-day increase of positive COVID-19 cases.

83 new cases were reported Thursday, bringing the city's total to 1,922 through July 9. 33 people have died from the virus in Lexington. Since the start of July, Lexington has had 369 COVID-19 cases and four deaths.

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

  • 83 cases, July 9
  • 62 cases, July 6
  • 46 cases, July 1
  • 41 cases, June 26
  • 40 cases, June 24
  • 39 cases, June 30
  • 39 cases, June 14

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says about 30% of the new cases were from long-term care facilities. The department also says it is seeing new cases who report going to gyms and restaurants while having the virus.

Health officials want people to stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading COVID-19 to others. The department is also seeing cases in people returning from vacations to national COVID-19 "hot spots" like Florida and South Carolina.

The recommendations for slowing spread of COVID-19 remain the same for any reason you are out in public:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Wear a cloth face-covering in public
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service, or stores.