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Lexington records second highest one-day COVID-19 total

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reports 119 new cases Friday.
Kentucky McConnell
Posted at 10:38 AM, Aug 29, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. — For the third day in a row, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department recorded more than 100 positive cases of COVID-19 Friday.

This time, there were 119 cases which is the second highest number of positive cases in Lexington in one-day since the pandemic began.

The department said in a post on their Facebook page, "We are continuing to see a rise in cases among University of Kentucky students, with 654 total cases. This includes testing from multiple sources and not just the specialized on-campus testing done by the university. Our numbers are for UK students who are Fayette County residents and is not a total of all cases at the university."

The department went on to explain if a student commutes in from another county or chooses to return to their hometown to quarantine, they are not included in the numbers previously listed.

For the most up-to-date coronavirus statistics in Lexington, visit the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department's website.