Monday Covid-19 Update

From the LCDHD Sunday evening:

Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 44 deaths resulting in a 3.3% mortality rate among known cases.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 9 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 125 hospitalizations resulting in a 9.5% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 63% of ICU beds and 25% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 28 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include: Adair: 3; Casey: 6; Clinton: 1; Cumberland: 2; Pulaski: 13; Russell: 1; and, Taylor: 2. In all, we have released 76.8% of our total cases.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 1,316 cases since the onset of the outbreak.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 261 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. Of those active cases, 48 are asymptomatic.

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 13 today: Adair: 1; Clinton: 3; Pulaski: 3; Russell: 2; and, Taylor: 4. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.02. This means our total case count is projected to double every 28.92 days. The new cases include:

Adair: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 7-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 65-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
Russell: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Taylor: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

While we added 13 new cases today, we released 28 as recovered.  It is good to have a day where we released more cases than we added. While we experienced no new deaths today, our number of hospitalized cases increased from 7 to 9.

Our cases are tied to: businesses (25.3%), recreational activities (21.2%), and at medical facilities (doctor’s offices, hospitals, health departments [13.1%]). There are also several other categories with smaller percentages. With the ending of the summer vacation season, we are seeing travel related cases decrease. As schools prepare to re-open, we are already starting to see an uptick in school-related cases (2%). This is a number everyone will watch very, very closely. More than anything else, kids returning to a confined space with a large number of people have the potential to cause new cases to balloon.

Won’t you help us slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing your face covering, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing your hand hygiene, increasing your general sanitation, and by avoiding  the touching of your face?

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 1,316 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 35,141 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of 08/09/20 (this includes 34,982 statewide plus 159 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 daily with positive cases. Additionally, we are striving diligently to follow-up on business-related complaints regarding noncompliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders