Lexington reported 90 new COVID-19 cases Thursday morning, bringing the city’s total to 3,642 since the pandemic first hit in March.
While statewide numbers have plateaued recently, Lexington’s numbers have continued to increase. Ninety cases is the fifth-most Lexington has had in a single day, according to data from the Lexginton-Fayette County Health Department. On Wednesday the city reported its second-highest number of cases yet; 105. It was the third time since July 23 that the city had recorded 100 or more cases in a single day.
There was one new death from the infection, bringing the total to 47.
Deaths have steadily declined in recent weeks. Lexington had eight from July 13-19, which was a one-week record. The following week had four, and last week had just one, according to health department data.
The Bluegrass Community and Technical College testing site closed at the end of July, initially leaving Lexington residents with fewer testing options. It was being run by Kroger until the company’s testing partnership with the state expired. The city has made Consolidated Baptist Church a long-term testing site to fill in some gaps. Consolidated Baptist was previously hosting the mobile testing program.
The mobile testing program will continue, with the next location to be announced soon, city officials said Tuesday.