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Health dept. reports 61 new COVID-19 cases in Lexington

Published: Jul. 21, 2020 at 9:17 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is reporting 61 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday morning.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 2,521.

No new deaths were reported. The city’s death toll is at 41.

The city’s highest one-day totals to date have been:

  • 83 cases, July 9
  • 69 cases, July 15 and July 19
  • 65 cases, July 10
  • 62 cases, July 6
  • 61 cases July 21
  • 58 cases, July 13
  • 56 cases, July 11
  • 46 cases, July 1
  • 41 cases, June 26
  • 40 cases, June 24

Health officials say their case investigations are showing people who report going to public businesses while infectious. They say people are also contagious at the start of their illness, including 1-2 days before symptoms begin, meaning it can be spread without any symptoms being shown.

They say people need to stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading COVID-19 to others.

We’re told the health dept. also continues to see cases in people returning from vacations to national COVID-19 “hot spots” like Florida and South Carolina.

Health officials continue to urge people to follow CDC guidelines and wear masks.

The current official state totals are 23,414 cases and 671 deaths.

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