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168 new COVID-19 cases reported in Lexington on Wednesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reported 168 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, February 3.

The health department also reported nine new deaths. However, three were newly confirmed COVID-related deaths from December, five from January and one new death from February.

The new cases raised the city’s total to 29,967. The city’s death toll is 205.

The state’s COVID-19 map shows Fayette County still in the red zone with 47.7 cases per 100,000 population. Red zone counties are those with 25 or more average daily cases per 100,000 people.

Interactive | Breakdown of Kentucky’s COVID-19 cases

The city’s highest one-day totals to date have been:

  • 451 cases, Dec. 9
  • 409 cases, Dec. 2
  • 362 cases, Nov. 22
  • 334 cases, Nov. 28
  • 330 cases, Jan. 6
  • 323 cases, Jan. 7
  • 306 cases, Nov. 25
  • 297 cases, Dec. 3
  • 296 cases, Dec. 1
  • 288 cases, Dec. 29

Although the COVID-19 vaccine has started being distributed to healthcare workers and long-term care facilities, the health department says it won’t be widely available for the general public until later in 2021.

The health department said last week they are moving to a limited rollout of Phase 1B of the state’s vaccine plan. That means people age 70 and older, AND who also have issues with mobility/transportation/technology preventing them from getting vaccinated at other locations.

The new regional vaccination clinic at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington also opened Tuesday morning.

Health officials say you can also help slow the spread of COVID-19 by following these public health guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid close contact with others
  • Wear a cloth face-covering in public
  • Stay home if you have symptoms.

Statewide, there have been 369,519 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. 3,863 Kentuckians have died from the virus.

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