Friday the district health department reported a new case of Covid 19 in Wayne County, the female is symptomatic and is self isolating. Wayne County has a total of 4 active cases, all in home isolation.
A total of 12 new cases in the area were reported on Saturday
From the LCDHD Sunday evening:
Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 27 deaths resulting in a 7.5% mortality rate among known cases.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 6 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 68 hospitalizations resulting in an 18.8% hospitalization rate among known cases.
Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 1 case today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include, Casey: 1. In all, we have released 71.5% of our total cases.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 361 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This has resulted in the health department reaching out to over 2402 individuals during our contact tracing.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 76 active cases in our district across 8 of our 10 counties. Of those active cases, 14 are asymptomatic.
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 3 today: Adair: 1; Casey: 1; and, Taylor: 1. The new cases include:
Adair: A 73-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Studies are showing that wearing a cloth mask, bandana or surgical mask can reduce the spread of COVID-19 by up to 85%. Unless you have a fit-tested N-95 mask, the wearing of the mask does not protect you from catching COVID-19, it helps to prevent you from spreading it. Remember, you can have and be spreading COVID-19 without even knowing it. If most of the public is not wearing a mask, the few that are will not effectively prevent the spread.
Our best chance for slowing the spread is for everyone to wear a mask when out in public, to avoid crowds, to social distance (stay 6-feet from others), to wash their hands with soap and water often and thoroughly, to stay home if they have a fever or are coughing, to increase sanitation, and to avoid touching their faces.
The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 361 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 15,255 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across 119 Kentucky Counties as of 06/28/20 (this includes 15,232 statewide plus 23 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 to identify and contact all those with whom any positive case may have come into close contact.