Weekly Covid Update

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.09%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 6 new deaths this week. We have experienced a total of 464 deaths resulting in a 2.04% mortality rate (about 1 in 49) among known cases. This compares with a 1.55% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.8% 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 7 cases in the hospital. This is 1 less than what we reported last week. We have had a total of 1,281 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.63% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 5.1%. The latest data shows that 86.67% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 14.93% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 22,771 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.9% 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, 0.57% are reinfections, and 1.8% contracted the virus after having received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 44 cases this week from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 2; Casey: 7; Clinton: 3; Cumberland: 1; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 17; Russell: -2; Taylor: 13; and, Wayne: 2. In all, we have released 97.8% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 13 more than the new cases we added this week. This leaves us with 46 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, 1,335.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Family, Medical Facilities, and Places of Worship. Of our active cases, 11% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 37 this week. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.0002. This means our total case count is projected to double every 2912.68 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases. This week’s new cases include:

Adair: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 81-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Casey: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 83-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Clinton: A 1-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 25-year-old female who is released, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 26-year-old male who is released, still symptomatic;
Green: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 12-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 1-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 46-year-old female who is released, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 63-year-old female who is released, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 75-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 79-year-old female who is deceased, Expired;
Pulaski: A 79-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 30-year-old female who is released, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 82-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

A close look at our numbers may appear that Clinton’s counts are off this week. This is because we deleted 1 duplicate entry.

The deaths we report this week are: a 64year-old-female from Pulaski who had been hospitalized; a 70-year-old male from Russell who had been released from public health observation as no longer contagious but later succumbed to lasting complications from the illness; and a 70-year-old female from Russell who had been released from public health observation as no longer contagious but later succumbed to lasting complications from the illness. The following deaths were identified as part of the state Department for Public Health’s Death Certificate Review Audit: an 87-year-old male from Cumberland who passed in June; a 54-year-old male from Pulaski who passed in May; and, a 79-year-old female from Pulaski who passed in May.

Including suspect cases, we added 38 new cases this week compared to 66 new cases the week prior. We have 46 active cases today compared to 59 last Friday. We have 7 hospitalized cases today compared to 8 last Friday. We experienced 3 COVID-19 related deaths this week plus 3 additional death as identified in the state Department for Public Health’s Death Certificate Review Audit. Our 7-day-average incidence rate of new cases per 100,000 is 2.59 today compared to 4.50 last Friday. So, all in all, a week of decreasing numbers.