Wednesday Covid-19 Update

From the LCDHD Tuesday evening:

Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 45 deaths resulting in a 3.3% mortality rate among known cases.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 12 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 132 hospitalizations resulting in a 9.7% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 62% of ICU beds and 23% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.
Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 27 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include: Adair: 2; Casey: 8; Clinton: 1; McCreary: 3; Pulaski: 7; Russell: 5; and, Taylor: 1. In all, we have released 79.5% of our total cases.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 1,357 cases since the onset of the outbreak.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 233 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 13 today: Casey: 2; Clinton: 1; Cumberland: 2; Pulaski: 3; Russell: 3; Taylor: 1; and, Wayne: 1. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.02. This means our total case count is projected to double every 33.91 days. The new cases include:
Casey: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Cumberland: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Cumberland: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
We are glad to be able to report no new deaths. Our hospitalized cases increased by 2 to a total of 12. We released 14 more cases today as recovered than we added new cases. Our growth rate now projects our total cases to double about every 34 days.
Most of the area public schools have decided to start the school off via a virtual modality. Most of the private schools still plan on going in-person. At least this will allow us to evaluate how quickly COVID-19 will spread in a school setting on a “smaller scale” than if all schools had elected to returned to in-person instruction. We will learn a lot between now and October.
Please help us slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing your face covering, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing your hand hygiene, increasing your general sanitation, and by avoiding the touching of your face.
The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 1,357 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 35,928 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of 08/11/20 (this includes 35,793 statewide plus 135 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.