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Lake Cumberland District Daily COVID-19 Case Summary
|County||Current Cases||Hospitalized||Self-Isolation||Recovered||Death(s)||Total Cases||Total Cases Per 10,000|
Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 27 deaths resulting in a 6.7% mortality rate among known cases.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 10 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 75 hospitalizations resulting in an 18.5% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 75.2% of ICU beds and 27% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.
Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 8 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include, Adair: 1; Green: 1; Pulaski: 1; Russell: 3; Taylor: 1; and, Wayne: 1. In all, we have released 72.1% of our total cases.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 405 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This has resulted in the health department reaching out to over 2657 individuals during our contact tracing.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 86 active cases in our district across 8 of our 10 counties. Of those active cases, 20 are asymptomatic.
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 18 today: Adair: 1; Casey: 6; Clinton: 1; Pulaski: 4; Russell: 3; Taylor: 1; and, Wayne: 2. The new cases include:
Adair: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 89-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
Casey: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Casey: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Casey: A 72-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
Casey: A 72-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 68-year-old female who has been released
Pulaski: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 72-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
Russell: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 69-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Wayne: A 40-year-old female who has been released
This was a difficult day. We experienced near-record numbers of new and active cases, plus our hospitalization utilization increased. Clearly, COVID-19 is actively spreading in our communities. At the state level, hospitalization data suggests both an increase in COVID-19 related hospitalizations and Emergency Room visits. We remind everyone that 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 405 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 16,105 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across All 120 Kentucky Counties as of 07/02/20 (this includes 16,079 statewide plus 26 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.
For more statistics and local data go to LCDHD COVID-19 Information.
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.