**Amended hospitalizations for Russell County 6.12.20. We originally reported zero hospitalizations but one of the existing cases was moved from Self-Isolated to Hospitalized yesterday and not reflected in the totals.
|Deaths:||We are happy to report no new deaths today.|
|Hospitalizations:||One new hospitalization today.|
|Released:||We released 2 cases today from isolation (recovered). Therefore, we have released 77% of our total cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 34 active cases in our district across 7 of our 10 counties.|
|New Cases:||We report that our total case count has increased by 4 today: Pulaski: 3; Russell: 1; The new cases include:|
|Pulaski: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated|
|Pulaski: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated|
|Pulaski: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated|
|Russell: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated|
Remember, avoiding crowds as much as possible remains your best way to reduce your risk. Washing your hands with soap and water often and thoroughly, wearing a mask when out in public, staying home if you have a fever or are coughing, increasing sanitation, and avoiding touching your face further reduces your risk
The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 270 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 11,945 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across 119 Kentucky Counties as of 06/11/20. Regardless of the confirmed case count for any Lake Cumberland County, we believe COVID-19 to be widespread. LCDHD is working to identify and contact all those with whom any positive case may have come into close contact.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- 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.
- While you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a face mask.
- Put on a face mask before you enter a healthcare facility or any time you may come into contact with others.
Find additional information at:
- LCDHD COVID-19 Site: https://www.lcdhd.org/info-tools/health-assessments-andstatistics/health_report_card/covid19-state-wide-outbreak/
- Kentucky COVID-19 Site: https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19
- CDC COVID-19 Site: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- For a Summary of COVID-19’s Impact on Kentucky Long-term Care Facilities: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/covid19/LTCupdate.pdf
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person: 1) between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), 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.
- Impact on Kentucky Long-term Care Facilities
- Performing case and close contact investigations and issuing isolation and quarantine orders for positive COVID-19 cases and high-risk close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
- Taking every opportunity to remind the public to individually observe COVID-19 prevention guidance.
- Responding to issues of non-compliance with the Governor’s order to close down businesses specifically told to shut down for a period of time and also operating businesses not complying with precautionary re-opening measures.
- Reviewing the Governor's reopening of the economy guidance and fielding community questions regarding such; and, assisting businesses with their planning efforts.
- Reviewing the Governor's school reopening guidance and assisting area schools with their planning efforts.
- Providing weekly meetings to update the media and public on COVID-19 in our region.
- Planning for mass immunization clinics once a vaccine is available in our area.
- Consulting with long-term care facilities regarding best practices for preventing COVID-19; and, responding to positive cases.
- Participating in as-needed calls with long-term care facilities and offering guidance and support.
- Helping to coordinate testing sites.
- Helping to monitor Personal Protective Equipment in key medical and long-term care facilities.
- Kentucky Novel Cornovirus (COVID-19) Site
- CDC Novel Cornovirus (COVID-19) Site
- Find Lake Cumberland's Daily Newsbrief under our News.
- The Science Behind Social Distancing During an Outbreak and Various Projection Tools
- COVID-19 Hotline toll-free (800) 722-5725
Sources: KYCOVID19@ky.gov and Daily Lake Cumberland Lab Reports
Note: The charts and tables on our site may exclude “out-of-state” positives and positives in Kentucky with unknown county locations. The data may be a day behind while specific locations of cases are confirmed. Lake Cumberland’s information in various public information releases may not match the Governor’s numbers since our offices and his receive information on a different time interval. Lake Cumberland Data on the charts and tables are based on what we know locally at any given moment. Please see our daily news brief under "News" on our homepage for our most recent local case count.
Regardless of local confirmed case count, we assume that COVID-19 is widely spread across all Lake Cumberland Counties.