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No new cases of COVID-19 in Fayette County

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 15:07:02-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department confirmed that there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Fayette County.

"We have updated our website and have no new COVID-19 cases today. Weekends are typically slower on reporting because not as many providers are testing," Lexington-Fayette County Health Department Communications Officer Kevin Hall said in an e-mail. "Until there’s widespread testing overall, we will not know what the true prevalence of COVID-19 is in Lexington. However, we remain hopeful the numbers are trending lower lately because social/physical distancing measures are working. It’s important to stay the course and keep following the guidelines."

According to the Health Department's website, 77% of the county's COVID-19 patients have been released from isolation and are improving at home and expected to recover.

The county's current total of cases sits at 221 with seven coronavirus-related deaths.

On Sunday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced there are 2,960 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state and 148 coronavirus-related deaths. Beshear is set to give another update today at 5 p.m.