Thursday Covid 19 Update

From the LCDHD Wednesday evening:

Deaths: We are sad to report 2 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 39 deaths
resulting in a 3.9% mortality rate among known cases. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the
families and friends who have lost loved ones.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 11 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 108
hospitalizations resulting in a 10.8% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state
data shows that 76% of ICU beds and 22% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.
Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 17 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released
cases include: Casey: 6; Pulaski: 3; Russell: 3; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 1. In all, we have released
71.8% of our total cases.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 1001 cases
since the onset of the outbreak. This has resulted in the health department reaching out to
over 2780 individuals during our contact tracing.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 243 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 35 today: Adair: 2; Casey: 8;
Clinton: 3; Cumberland: 2; Green: 3; Pulaski: 9; and, Taylor: 8. Our current new case growth
rate is: 1.03. This means our total case count is projected to double every 23.44 days. The
new cases include:
Adair: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 93-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Casey: A 5-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Clinton: A 80-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Cumberland: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Cumberland: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Green: A 92-year-old female who is deceased, expired
Green: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, missing info
Pulaski: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 70-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 10-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Taylor: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
After a few days of new cases in the twenties, we are now back in the thirties. We
experienced 35 new cases today – our third highest day of growth since the onset of the
outbreak.
We are sad to report the two new deaths, a 75-year-old male from Casey and a 92-year-old
female from Green who passed a few days ago. We are also back up to 11 hospitalizations
for the area. With the high rate of new cases, our high mortality rate, and the increase in
number of hospitalized, won’t you do your part to slow the spread? It extremely important
you do everything you can to reduce your risk and the risk for those you love. Everyone
should continue wearing their face coverings, avoiding crowds, social distancing, washing
their hands frequently, increasing sanitation, and avoiding the touching of their faces.
The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 1,001 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there
have been 28,848 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of
07/29/20 (this includes 28,727 statewide plus 121 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.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person: 1) between people in close
contact with one another (within 6 feet), and/or 2) via respiratory droplets produced when
an infected person coughs or sneezes. Droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people
who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.