Lexington is seeing an increase of COVID-19 cases, with 264 lab-confirmed cases last week, compared to 38/week in early July and 106/week at the start of August. Note that home tests are not included in these case counts.
These number remain low compared to this time in 2022, when we reported 887 new COVID-19 cases per week.
Hospitalizations from COVID-19 remain low, with 9 new admissions reported this past week.
We await the new COVID-19 vaccine/booster for the fall. For anyone who has not yet been vaccinated, please don’t wait – get your first COVID-19 vaccine by same-day appointment every Monday-Thursday in our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. Call 859-288-2483 to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine!
It is also important to wear a well-fitted mask/face covering in public areas. Learn more about masks at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html.
You can also help slow the spread of COVID-19 by:
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick, especially those with COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, muscle/body aches, loss of taste/smell, nausea, etc.);
- Covering coughs and sneezes;
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.