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LFCHD: August saw highest monthly total of virus cases since start of pandemic

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Posted at 9:07 AM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 09:07:29-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington reported 2,538 new COVID-19 cases in August, making it the highest monthly total during the pandemic, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said Tuesday.

There have been 5,793 total cases since March 8, the date of Fayette County’s first case, with 44% reported last month alone.

There were also 23 deaths in August, bringing the total to 58.

The number of reported cases has grown steadily each month during the outbreak:

  • 110, March
  • 143, April
  • 507, May
  • 793, June
  • 1,702 July
  • 2,538, August

Eight of Lexington’s 11 highest one-day totals were in August, with 27 days seeing 58 cases or more:

  • 131 cases, Aug. 7
  • 119 cases, Aug. 28
  • 116 cases, July 27
  • 112 cases, Aug. 27
  • 105 cases, Aug. 4, Aug. 14
  • 102 cases, Aug. 26
  • 101 cases, Aug. 13
  • 100 cases, July 23
  • 91 cases, July 31
  • 90 cases, Aug. 5