AMENDED Public Information Brief 6.11.20 7:45 PM EDT

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**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.

 

Public Briefing Updates June 11 AMENDED

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.

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Additional Guidance

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.

  • Avoiding crowds as much as possible is your best way to reduce your risk.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often and thoroughly.
  • Wear a mask when out in public.
  • Stay home if you have a fever or are coughing.
  • Increase sanitation.
  • Avoid touching your face.

There are several locations across the state vaccinating for Phases 1a and 1b, including 70 and older. More sites will be opening in the weeks to come. You may call 1-855-598-2246, or visit vaccine.ky.gov to find out if you are eligible and where you can receive the vaccine. Remember, supplies are still limited, it may take several weeks to secure an appointment.

To find a map of all regional vaccination hubs, click Regional Vaccination Hubs.

  • 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 complaints of non-compliance with the Governor’s guidance.
  • Consulting with long-term care facilities regarding best practices for preventing COVID-19; and, responding to positive cases.
  • Assisting businesses with their COVID-19 planning efforts.
  • Assisting area schools with their COVID-19 planning efforts.
  • Assisting area providers with COVID-19 vaccination planning.
  • Provided COVID-19 vaccination clinics when supplies are available.
  • Providing bi-weekly meetings to update the media and public on COVID-19 in our region.

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.