Monday Evening Covid Update

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Lake Cumberland District Daily COVID-19 Case Summary

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.78%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today. We have experienced a total of 430 deaths resulting in a 1.93% mortality rate (about 1 in 52) among known cases. This compares with a 1.47% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.78% 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 12 cases in the hospital. This is equal to what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,235 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.53% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.95%. The latest data shows that 88.89% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 21.67% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 22,330 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.69% of our total population has 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. Of our total cases, 0.49% are reinfections, and 1.32% contracted the virus after having received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 60 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 9; Casey: 11; Cumberland: 1; Green: 2; McCreary: 7; Pulaski: 17; Russell: 5; and, Taylor: 8. In all, we have released 97.5% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 32 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 136 active cases in our district across 9 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): Family, Businesses, Schools, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 7% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 29 today: Adair: 7; Casey: 2; Green: 1; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 4; Russell: 3; and, Taylor: 10. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.001. This means our total case count is projected to double every 579.91 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 male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 1-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 29-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
McCreary: A 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 7-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 5-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 3-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 9-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;

The death we announce today is an 84-year-old male from Pulaski who had been released from public health observation as no longer contagious but later succumbed to lasting complications from the illness.

We had fewer new cases today compared to the same time period last week causing our 7-day-average incidence rate of new cases per 100,000 to decline. Today, our 7-day average incidence rate chart is showing 5 counties in the “yellow-community-spread” category, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, and Wayne; and 5 counties in the “orange-accelerated” range of community-spread: Adair, Casey, Pulaski, Russell, and Taylor. We are glad not to have any counties in the “red-critical” range.

We encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 8,170 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 99% of them had not taken any doses of the vaccine. Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average.

State – 43.00%
Taylor – 34.71%
Pulaski – 33.18%
Russell – 32.03%
Green – 28.80%
Cumberland – 27.47%
Wayne – 26.06%
Adair – 25.92%
Casey – 23.65%
Clinton – 22.20%
McCreary – 20.69%

For more statistics and local data go to LCDHD COVID-19 Information.