Covid Numbers From Friday

Due to the surge of COVID cases, LCDHD numbers are incomplete. Each day for the past couple of weeks, there have been many more cases reported than we are able to contact and work. The numbers you are seeing in the report are the ones who were contacted/worked, but it represents a fraction of the true illness present in our communities. Please bear with us as we continue to work our hardest to contact as many positive cases as we are able to reach. We have prioritized our efforts to attempt to reach the most at-risk populations. If you are positive and have not been contacted, please follow the guidance from your provider or check our webpage for current recommendations.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 32.1%.

Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 851 deaths resulting in a 1.75% mortality rate (about 1 in 57) among known cases. This compares with a 1.2% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.23% mortality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 91 cases in the hospital. This is 2 less than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,905 hospitalizations resulting in a 3.91% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 26) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 3.42%. The latest data shows that 83.93% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 32.39% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 48,695 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 23.31% 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.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 244 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 14; Casey: 14; Clinton: 5; Cumberland: 3; Green: 7; McCreary: 21; Pulaski: 75; Russell: 22; Taylor: 33; and, Wayne: 50. In all, we have released 97.4% of our total cases.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Family, and Long-term Care/Residential Facilities.

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 419 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 20; Casey: 12; Clinton: 9; Cumberland: 7; Green: 22; McCreary: 23; Pulaski: 206; Russell: 26; Taylor: 38; and, Wayne: 56.