Thursday Night Covid Numbers

Wayne County has 18 current cases with 4 people in the hospital

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 5.67%.
Deaths: We regret we must report 1 new death today. We have experienced a total of 358 deaths resulting in a 1.77% mortality rate (about 1 in 56) among known cases. This compares with a 1.14% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.79% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 32 cases in the hospital. This is 3 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,113 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.51% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.7%. The latest data shows that 91.11% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 27.42% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 20,191 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 9.67% 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 47 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 5; Clinton: 2; Cumberland: 2; Green: 4; McCreary: 4; Pulaski: 13; Russell: 5; Taylor: 9; and, Wayne: 3. In all, we have released 96.3% of our total cases.
Active (Current) Cases: We added 7 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 388 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, 1,342.
Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Family, Schools, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 6% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 55 today: Adair: 5; Casey: 1; Clinton: 3; Cumberland: 4; Green: 5; McCreary: 7; Pulaski: 13; Russell: 6; Taylor: 7; and, Wayne: 4. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.003. This means our total case count is projected to double every 220.63 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 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 11-year-old male who is released, Asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 8-year-old male who is released, Asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 45-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 10-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 4-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 82-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 82-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Green: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Green: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 84-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 76-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 26-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 83-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old female who is released, 2/24/21;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 73-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 90-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Russell: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 81-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 75-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
The death we are reporting today is a 74-year-old individual from McCreary who had been hospitalized, who had been released from public health observation as no longer contagious, but latter succumbed to lasting complications from the illness.
For the district, we added fewer cases today than last Thursday, so our 7-day average incidence rate went down slightly. However, for a few of our counties, the incidence rate went up. This resulted in our now only having 3 counties in the “orange-critical” range of community-spread: Casey, Pulaski, and Wayne and 7 counties in the “red-critical” range of community-spread: Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Russell, and Taylor.
The Governor announced some more vaccine sites in our district. Tomorrow, we will confirm some information and then add them to our “Vaccination Sites” section on the webpage.
Please, 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 20,191 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 402,380 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 401,750 statewide plus 630 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 COVID-19 guidance. 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.