Tuesday Covid-19 Update (Wayne County Seeing Spike in Cases)

It took Wayne County around 6 months to reach 100 total cases, in the past 11 days there have been 21 new cases confirmed.

From the LCDHD Monday evening:

Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 67 deaths resulting in a 2.7% 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.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 14 cases in the hospital. This is 2 more than yesterday. The most hospitalizations we have had at any one time was 33. We have had a total of 213 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 2,444 cases since the onset of the outbreak.
Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 50 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 2; Casey: 2; Clinton: 3; Green: 17; McCreary: 5; Pulaski: 14; Russell: 5; Taylor: 1; and, Wayne: 1. In all, we have released 85.8% of our total cases.
Active (Current) Cases: We released 18 more cases today than we added new cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 280 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, Businesses, Schools, and Medical Facilities.
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 32 today: Adair: 1; Clinton: 2; Green: 2; McCreary: 3; Pulaski: 6; Russell: 3; Taylor: 11; and, Wayne: 4. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.014. This means our total case count is projected to double every 49.28 days. The new cases include:
Adair: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 74-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
McCreary: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 4-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 56-year-old male who is released, 8/28/20
Wayne: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Wayne: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
The statewide testing positivity rate is 4.17%.
I failed to report yesterday that the Pulaski County death was an 82-year-old female.
The state released metrics today to help schools determine when in-person instruction should and shouldn’t occur. We have adjusted the daily calculations on our main COVID-19 page to include the figures the schools will need for their decision-making process.
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 2,444 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 57,342 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 57,282 statewide plus 60 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.