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Lexington reports 573 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has reported about 30 new COVID-19 cases a day...
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has reported about 30 new COVID-19 cases a day over the last few weeks.(WKYT)
Published: Nov. 30, 2020 at 9:15 AM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reported 573 new COVID-19 cases in its report for Monday, Nov. 30.

334 cases were reported on Saturday and 239 were reported on Sunday.

That makes Saturday the second-highest single day for new cases and Sunday the tenth-highest single day.

No new deaths were reported.

The new cases bring the total number of cases in Fayette County since the beginning of the pandemic to 17,239. The death toll is at 112.

Interactive | Breakdown of Kentucky’s COVID-19 cases

Lexington’s top 10 largest one-day case increases are now all in November. The city’s highest one-day totals to date have been:

  • 362 cases, Nov. 22
  • 334 cases, Nov. 28
  • 306 cases, Nov. 25
  • 281 cases, Nov. 28
  • 274 cases, Nov. 21
  • 265 cases, Nov. 14
  • 255 cases, Nov. 11
  • 247 cases, Nov. 24
  • 245 cases, Nov. 16
  • 239 cases, Nov. 29

The state’s COVID-19 map still shows Fayette County in the red zone with 75.6 cases per 100,000 population. Red zone counties are those with 25 or more average daily cases per 100,000 people.

Health officials say you can also help slow the spread of COVID-19 by following these public health guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Wear a cloth face-covering in public
  • Stay home if you have symptoms.

There are still multiple free testing sites in the City of Lexington. The health department wants people to know if they aren’t able to leave their house, but they need a COVID test, they can call the health department to have a test brought to them.

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