LFCHD reports an 'overwhelming surge' of new COVID-19 cases, averaging about 395 cases a day

Posted at 10:20 AM, Jan 04, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says they're reporting what they call an "overwhelming surge of new cases."

The health department reported 1,724 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with a 7-day rolling average of 395 cases per day between Dec. 30-Jan 3. Health officials say the total is incomplete because of the surge of new cases.

LFCHD says this is the first backlog of cases they have experienced since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

"Our response team continued to work through last week's holidays, and we are getting back on track by doing abbreviated interviews while still capturing the important information," the health department said.

If you are a Lexington resident and tested positive (excluding at-home tests), the health department asks that you visit to receive an electronic interview. If you do not have internet access, call (859) 288-2445.