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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 sad to report 1 new death today from Casey. We have experienced a total of 47 deaths resulting in a 3.3% mortality rate among known cases. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 17 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 138 hospitalizations resulting in a 9.7% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 63% of ICU beds and 23% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.
Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 25 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include: Adair: 2; Clinton: 1; Cumberland: 3; Green: 1; Pulaski: 9; and, Russell: 9. In all, we have released 79.5% of our total cases.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 1,417 cases since the onset of the outbreak.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 243 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. Of those active cases, 60 are asymptomatic.
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 24 today: Casey: 4; Green: 2; McCreary: 3; Pulaski: 11; Russell: 2; and, Taylor: 2. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.019. This means our total case count is projected to double every 37.7 days. The new cases include:
Casey: A 21-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
Casey: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, missing info
Green: A 93-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 79-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is released, 8/08/20
Pulaski: A 9-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 82-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 51-year-old male who is released, 7/23/20
Pulaski: A 35-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, missing info
Pulaski: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, missing info
Russell: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, missing info
Taylor: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, missing info
Taylor: A 10 months-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Today has been a real struggle. The death reported today was a 91-year-old female from Casey. Our current number of hospitalized increased by 4 to 17.
A lot of emotions are running high today as schools struggle with the decision to re-open to in-person instruction or not. There are strong emotions on both sides of issue. Both sides make valid points. Unfortunately, there is no good answer and each community will have to decide which “bitter pill to swallow”. We have little doubt, though, that COVID-19 will spread throughout the schools if face-to-face classes resume. We sincerely hope and pray we are wrong about that.
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 1,417 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 37,766 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of 08/13/20 (this includes 37,686 statewide plus 80 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.
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.