Lexington surpasses 300 COVID-19 related deaths

Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 9:47 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reported a total of 57 new cases of COVID-19 for Monday, April 19.

Three new deaths were reported, including one from December. Those deaths bring the city’s death toll to 302.

The new cases raised the city’s total to 34,144.

The health department said the city’s current 7-day rolling average is 38 cases. The state’s COVID-19 map shows Fayette County with 11.4 cases per 100,000 population.

[Interactive | Breakdown of Kentucky’s COVID-19 cases]

Health officials are still suggesting that everyone gets tested for COVID-19, especially if they’ve been around people who contracted it or are experiencing any symptoms.

They also encourage people to get vaccinated.

The health department says, so far, they’ve vaccinated more than 14,150 people against COVID-19. They say, while the amount of COVID-19 vaccination doses they receive each week is limited, they are working to make sure they get vaccines into as many arms as possible.

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

  • 451 cases, Dec. 9
  • 409 cases, Dec. 2
  • 362 cases, Nov. 22
  • 334 cases, Nov. 28
  • 330 cases, Jan. 6
  • 323 cases, Jan. 7
  • 306 cases, Nov. 25
  • 297 cases, Dec. 3
  • 296 cases, Dec. 1
  • 288 cases, Dec. 29

Statewide, there have been 437,543 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. 6,347 Kentuckians have died from the virus.

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