Health dept. reports 112 new COVID cases in Lexington

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is reporting 102 new COVID-19 cases from...
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is reporting 102 new COVID-19 cases from Wednesday.(MGN)
Published: Aug. 28, 2020 at 9:35 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is reporting 112 new COVID-19 cases from Thursday.

1 new death was also reported. The city’s death toll from the virus is now 55.

The new cases from Thursday bring the county’s total to 5,401.

Yesterday (Aug. 27,) the health department reported the fourth-highest number of cases with 102. Thursday’s numbers make it the third-highest number of new cases in a single day since the pandemic started.

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

  • 131 cases, Aug. 7
  • 116 cases, July 27
  • 112 cases, Aug. 28
  • 105 cases, Aug. 4, Aug. 14
  • 102 cases, Aug. 27
  • 101 cases, Aug. 13
  • 100 cases, July 23
  • 91 cases, July 31
  • 90 cases, Aug. 5
  • 89 cases, July 30
  • 87 cases, Aug. 19
  • 86 cases, Aug. 20

Health department officials say you can slow the spread by wearing your mask, washing your hands, and avoiding close contact with anyone not in your household.

The current official state totals are 45,978 cases and 910 deaths.

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