Health dept. reports 37 new COVID-19 cases, one death in Lexington

Health dept. reports 37 new COVID-19 cases, one death in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is reporting 37 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday morning.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 2,558.

One new death was also reported. The city’s death toll from the virus is now at 42.

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 24,060 cases and 674 deaths.

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