Barely halfway into November, and it’s already Lexington’s busiest month for COVID-19 cases. Lexington reported 245 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing the total to 14,171 cases and 104 deaths since the outbreak began in March. There have been 2,838 cases so far in November; the previous monthly high was 2,804 in September.
Almost 31% of the city’s total COVID-19 cases have come in the last month: Lexington reported 4,360 cases Oct. 16-Nov. 16.
The current spike closely aligns with exposures from the weekend of Halloween. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, please follow the guidelines pictured to stay safe this Thanksgiving. You can also slow the spread by continuing to:
- Wear a cloth face-covering in public
- Avoid close contact with others
- Wash your hands often
- Stay home if you are sick.