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Lake Cumberland District Daily COVID-19 Case Summary
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Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 3.6%.
Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 68 deaths resulting in a 2.6% mortality rate among known cases. This compares with a 1.8% mortality rate at the state level, and a 3.1% morality rate at the national level.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 9 cases in the hospital. This is equal to yesterday. The most hospitalizations we have had at any one time was 33. We have had a total of 219 hospitalizations resulting in a 8.5% hospitalization rate among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 8.2%. The latest state data shows that 69% of ICU beds and 25% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 2,571 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 1.23% of our total population have been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested.
Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 29 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 2; Casey: 2; Clinton: 2; Green: 5; Pulaski: 6; Taylor: 10; and, Wayne: 2. In all, we have released 88.3% of our total cases.
Active (Current) Cases: We released 4 more cases today than we added new cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 232 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties.
Where are Cases Tied to: The most common areas to which where we are seeing cases tied are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Long-term Care/Residential Facilities, and Family.
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 25 today: Casey: 1; Clinton: 4; Green: 2; McCreary: 3; Pulaski: 9; Russell: 1; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 1. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.011. This means our total case count is projected to double every 65.69 days. The new cases include:
Casey: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Clinton: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
McCreary: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 35-year-old female who is released, 8/08/20
Pulaski: A 36-year-old female who is released, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 81-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 75-year-old male who is released, asymptomatic
Taylor: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Wayne: A 65-year-old female who is released, asymptomatic
For the first time in 5 weeks, our district has fallen below the state average new case growth rate. Also, we have 79 fewer active cases today than we did last Saturday (232 vs 311). We also have 7 fewer hospitalized cases (9 vs 17). Our growth rate has improved, too. We now expect our total case count to take about 66 days to double.
Today, Green moved back into the “red-critical” range of community spread. Also, we now only have three counties in the “yellow-community spread” category: Adair, Casey, and Wayne. We have no counties in the “green-on track” category.
So that our kids can have in-person instruction, it is vital we keep community spread to a minimum. Green County, in particular, is struggling, and Taylor isn’t far behind. If you want to help your school districts out, let’s all continue to do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing our hand hygiene, increasing our general sanitation, and by avoiding the touching of our faces.
The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 2,571 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 61,157 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 61,106 statewide plus 51 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.