From the LCDHD Monday:
Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 27 deaths resulting in a 7.4% 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 18.5% hospitalization rate among known cases.
Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 13 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include, Casey: 1; Pulaski: 4; Russell: 1; and, Taylor: 7. In all, we have released 73.8% of our total cases.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 367 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 69 active cases in our district across 8 of our 10 counties. Of those active cases, 12 are asymptomatic.
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 6 today: Adair: 2; Pulaski: 1; Russell: 1; Taylor: 1; and, Wayne: 1. The new cases include:
Adair: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 68-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
On a positive note, we released more cases today than we added new cases. Also, it is encouraging there are no new hospitalizations or deaths. COVID-19 is still spreading freely through our communities, though. 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 367 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 15,359 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across 119 Kentucky Counties as of 06/29/20 (this includes 15,347 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.