COVID-19 Graphs and Charts

Please click on an image below for a closer look at the demographics of Lexington’s confirmed cases. This information is updated every morning except morning Monday-Friday. Each update reflects the total through the previous day, with Friday’s count reported on Monday. There will be no data entered for Saturday and Sunday. Any cases from Saturday and Sunday will be processed with Monday’s count and reported Tuesday. This will not affect the 7-day rolling average. Click here for more information on free testing in Lexington.

Update 7 a.m. May 23, 2022

March 21, 2022: The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) will no longer be contacting each individual person who receives a positive test result for the COVID-19 infection.

This change in our practice was made after careful analysis of data and public health guidance. Public health experts agree that intensive universal case investigation and contact tracing are no longer optimal at this phase of the pandemic. LFCHD will focus on targeting investigations in high-risk settings, congregate settings and those serving vulnerable populations. Learn more, including what this means for you, at www.lfchd.org/ContactTracing2022.

March 8, 2022: COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area. (Click on an image below for a larger look at the CDC’s guidance for each level):

Jan. 20, 2022: Because of the backlog due to the overwhelming surge of new COVID-19 cases, we are only publishing breakthrough data percentages on those who have been interviewed or surveyed.

Jan. 4, 2022-Feb. 11, 2022: The total listed is incomplete because of the overwhelming surge of new cases. This is the first backlog of cases we have experienced since the pandemic began in March 2020. The totals reported will change as cases are entered into the system. Our response team continued to work through last week’s holidays, and we are getting back on track by doing abbreviated interviews while still capturing the important information. If you are a Lexington resident who has tested positive for COVID-19, has not heard from the health department after 2-3 business days and needs and isolation order/release, please visit www.lfchd.org/COVIDinterview. If you do not have internet access, please call 859-288-2445.

July 19, 2021: The data now includes information on breakthrough cases — positive COVID-19 cases in people who are fully vaccinated. However, the large majority of Lexington’s COVID cases have been in persons who were not fully vaccinated. Breakthrough cases are expected. COVID-19 vaccines are effective and are a critical tool to bring the pandemic under control. However, no vaccines are 100% effective at preventing illness in vaccinated people. There will be a small percentage of fully vaccinated people who still get sick, are hospitalized, or die from COVID-19. Like with other vaccines, vaccine breakthrough cases will occur, even though the vaccines are working as expected. Asymptomatic infections among vaccinated people will also occur. There is some evidence that vaccination may make illness less severe for those who are vaccinated and still get sick.

May 29, 2021: Effective, June 1, the COVID-19 case count information is updated every morning Monday-Friday. Each update reflects the total through the previous day, with Friday’s count reported on Monday. There will be no data entered for Saturday and Sunday. Any cases from Saturday and Sunday will be processed with Monday’s count and reported Tuesday. This will not affect the 7-day rolling average.

Feb. 2, 2021: We are moving to a 6-day work week for the COVID-19 response. As a result, Saturday’s case counts will be reported on Monday starting Feb. 8; case counts for Sunday and Monday will be posted Tuesday morning.

Nov. 9: Starting Nov. 9, we are transitioning to the state’s contact tracing system. Over the next few weeks, our staff will be entering cases into the state’s tracking system while also continuing to use our existing system. We are working with the Kentucky Department for Public Health to make the transition as smooth as possible. 

Part of the transition includes loading data from all previous cases into the new system. We do not anticipate the transition will cause any delays in case investigations or in updating our daily COVID-19 case counts on our website. However, specific demographic information might not be available for our daily charts/graphs in the interim. The charts/graphs will return as soon as the information is available to be pulled from the new system.

Oct. 5: As of today, Lexington university and college students who test positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 1, 2020, or later and who were living in Lexington during their exposure to COVID-19 will be counted as a case recorded in Fayette County. In other words, most students who choose to isolate outside the county will now be considered Fayette County cases and will be included in our daily reporting; this includes in-state and out-of-state students. For those students who isolate elsewhere, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department or the Kentucky Department for Public Health will be in contact with the appropriate local health departments where the student is isolating. The outside jurisdiction will still be responsible for isolating and monitoring the new cases. Following the request of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, the change was made to more accurately reflect the spread of disease locally and to be more consistent with other jurisdictions’ case-counting methodology.