Monday Covid-19 Update

From the LCDHD Sunday evening:

Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today from Pulaski. We have experienced a total of 67 deaths resulting in a 2.8% mortality rate among known cases. This compares with a 1.9% mortality rate at the state level, and a 3% morality 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 1 less than yesterday. The most hospitalizations we have had at any one time was 33. We have had a total of 211 hospitalizations resulting in a 8.7% hospitalization rate among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 8.6%. The latest state data shows that 70% of ICU beds and 26% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 2,412 cases since the onset of the outbreak.
Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 36 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 1; Casey: 2; Clinton: 1; Green: 8; McCreary: 6; Pulaski: 10; Taylor: 5; and, Wayne: 3. In all, we have released 84.9% of our total cases.
Active (Current) Cases: We released 13 more cases today than we added new cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 298 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties.
Where are Cases Tied to: The most common areas to which where we are seeing cases tied are (in descending order): Long-term Care/Residential Facilities, Schools, Businesses, and Medical Facilities.
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 24 today: Adair: 1; Casey: 1; Clinton: 2; Green: 3; Pulaski: 4; Russell: 1; Taylor: 8; and, Wayne: 4. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.013. This means our total case count is projected to double every 52.95 days. The new cases include:
Adair: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Clinton: A 89-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 1 month-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 82-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Taylor: A 35-year-old female who is released, 9/08/20
Wayne: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 55-year-old female who is released, 9/06/20
Wayne: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Wayne: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
It is more and more commonly reported that businesses are becoming relaxed on enforcing the masking guidelines. We really don’t want to have to start issuing fines. Please, let’s all continue to 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 the touching of our faces.
The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 2,412 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 56,989 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 56,945 statewide plus 44 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.