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LFCHD reports 25 new cases; total passes 1,800

Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 9:25 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Lexington-Fayette Co. Health Dept. is reporting 25 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday morning.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 1,800. This comes after the highest one-day increase Lexington has seen so far.

No new deaths were reported Wednesday morning. The county’s death toll from the virus remains at 32.

The health department says they continue to see many cases throughout the community in family clusters and people returning from vacations to national COVID-19 “hot spots” like Florida and South Carolina.

They urge people to follow these CDC tips to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Wear a cloth face-covering in public
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service, or stores.

The state’s official COVID-19 totals are now 17,519 cases and 602 deaths.

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