Sunday Night Covid Update

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 10.24%.

Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 314 deaths resulting in a 1.82% mortality rate (about 1 in 55) among known cases. This compares with a 0.99% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.67% mortality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 53 cases in the hospital. This is 4 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 967 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.61% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.58%. The latest data shows that 91.11% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 36.21% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 17,244 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 8.26% of our total population have been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 112 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 7; Casey: 8; Clinton: 7; Cumberland: 10; Green: 6; McCreary: 9; Pulaski: 33; Russell: 9; Taylor: 13; and, Wayne: 10. In all, we have released 93.2% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 26 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 851 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 12/10/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,340.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Schools, Family, and Medical Facilities. We have had 66 cases tied to Christmas gaterings, 43 tied to Thanksgiving gatherings, and 15 tied to New Year’s events. Of our active cases, 13% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 86 today: Adair: 3; Casey: 6; Cumberland: 2; Green: 5; McCreary: 6; Pulaski: 36; Russell: 3; Taylor: 19; and, Wayne: 6. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.008. This means our total case count is projected to double every 92.39 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases. Today’s new cases include:

Adair: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Casey: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Casey: A 4-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Green: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 79-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 83-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 3-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 5-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 2-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 4-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 9-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 74-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 6-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 64-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 10-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 3-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 78-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 75-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

We are glad to start the week off with no new deaths. We are, however, beginning the week as we closed last week, with more new cases than the week before. Until a vaccine is widely available, let’s all do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing our hand hygiene, increasing our general sanitation, and by avoiding touching our faces.

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 17,244 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 347,219 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 346,586 statewide plus 633 recently reported cases in Lake Cumberland not in the Governor’s/Department for Public Health’s daily report). Regardless of the confirmed case count for any Lake Cumberland County, we believe COVID-19 to be widespread. The LCDHD is working tirelessly, including nights and weekends, to identify and contact all those with whom any positive case may have come into close contact, and to follow-up with positive cases when ready to be released. Additionally, we are striving diligently to follow-up on business-related complaints regarding noncompliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders. We are also working with any community partner that requests assistance for prevention or post-exposure planning/response. Finally, we are working with all community partners regarding vaccination planning.