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More than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lexington, including 15 deaths

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Posted at 9:38 AM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 10:08:28-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — There are now more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lexington.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says the city is up to 1,008 cases through June 10, an increase of 30 from Wednesday's update, with no new cases from the Federal Medical Center.

There have been almost 600 new cases in the last month. There were 411 confirmed COVID-19 cases on May 11.

15 people in Lexington have died from COVID-19. The most recent is a 69-year-old inmate at the Federal Medical Center. There have been 6 total deaths at the Center

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says to prevent the spread of COVID-19: practice physical distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart from anyone not in your household, wear a cloth mask covering your face and nose, and wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.