LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — More than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Lexington throughout the month of November.
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says 6,070 new COVID-19 cases were reported in November, including 164 on Monday. That's more than the previous two months combined (5,540 cases in September/October).
Health officials say there have been 17,403 total cases since March 8 (the date of Fayette County's first case), with almost 35% of all cases coming in November alone. There were also 14 deaths in November, bringing the total to 113.
The monthly totals of COVID-19 cases during the outbreak are:
- 110, March
- 143, April
- 507, May
- 793, June
- 1,702 July
- 2,538, August
- 2,804, September
- 2,736, October
- 6,070, November
The health department says to help slow the spread of COVID-19, people should follow these guidelines all the time:
- Wear a cloth face-covering in public
- Avoid close contact with others
- Wash your hands often
- Stay home if you are sick