695 new COVID-19 cases reported in Lexington over statutory weekend
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reported 695 new cases of COVID-19 from Saturday to Tuesday.
The increase brings the city’s total number of cases to 43,820. A total of 342 people have died from COVID-19 in Lexington since the pandemic began in March 2020.
The city’s 7-day moving average of daily new cases is 213.
Free vaccines are available at the Newtown Pike Public Health Clinic on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
A special Saturday clinic will be held on September 11 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at STEAM Academy, 1555 Georgetown Road. Children 12 and older can receive the free Pfizer vaccine from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-in visits are accepted or make an appointment at lfchd.org/vaccine.
Immunocompromised people can now schedule their COVID-19 booster injection. Anyone who received their last dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least four weeks ago is eligible.
[Find vaccine information at https://www.lexingtonky.gov/vaccines]
Health officials have said that vaccinated and unvaccinated populations can help slow the epidemic by:
- Avoid close contact with sick people, especially those with symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, muscle aches / body, loss of taste / smell, nausea, etc.);
- Cover coughs and sneezes;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- Wear a face cover in crowded public areas.
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