LEXINGTON, Ky. — After announcing a record-breaking number of new coronavirus cases just last week, Lexington announced a new one-day high with 116 cases. The city's total is now at 2,972 cases and 45 deaths.
What You Need To Know
- Lexington reports one-day high of coronavirus cases with 116 new cases
- Previous one-day high was reported last week
- All of the city's one-day highs have taken place in July
- Local health department urges residents to take precautions
Lexington's 15 highest one-day totals have all been in July, as follows:
- 116 cases, July 27
- 100 cases, July 23
- 83 cases, July 9
- 69 cases, July 15
- 67 cases, July 26
- 65 cases, July 10
- 62 cases, July 6
- 61 cases, July 20
- 58 cases, July 13
- 56 cases, July 11
- 53 cases, July 22
- 48 cases, July 16
- 47 cases, July 17, July 24
- 46 cases, July 1
"Unless we all take action to protect ourselves and loved ones, Lexington will likely continue to have more cases, leading to potential limitations in the capacity of our healthcare delivery system to take care of our sickest patients," said a release from the Lexington Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD).
The LFCHD also reminded residents to follow guidelines such as washing hands, avoiding close contacting with others and wearing a cloth face covering in public.