Public Information Brief 5.30.20 6:00 PM EDT

To help answer questions, the Kentucky Department of Public Health has created a toll-free hotline: COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725 News Release Version After weeks of decline, positive COVID-19 cases are on the rise at the state and local levels. This is the result of two factors: 1) social distancing restrictions have been relaxed as the economy is reopened, and 2) a failure of a significant number of the public to avoid crowds or to wear masks. The daily growth rate for the world is ramping up and is now at 1.08 (meaning new cases double what they were nine days […]

Public Information Brief 5.15.20 6:30 PM EDT

To help answer questions, the Kentucky Department of Public Health has created a toll-free hotline: COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725 News Release Version Today we are happy to report no new deaths. We announce six new cases today, two in Pulaski and four in Russell. The new cases include a 66-year-old male from Pulaski; a 61-year-old male from Pulaski; a 76-year-old male in Russell; a 40-year-old male from Russell; a 33-year-old male from Russell; and,  a 62-year-old female from Russell. We didn’t release anyone from isolation today (recovered). We have 160 people or 79% of our total cumulative positive cases that […]

Public Information Brief 5.14.20 6:30 PM EDT

To help answer questions, the Kentucky Department of Public Health has created a toll-free hotline: COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725 News Release Version Today we are happy to report no new deaths. We have one new case, an 88-year-old female, a nursing home resident from Adair County. We have released four more from isolation today (recovered). This means 160 people or 81% of our total cumulative positive cases have recovered. Right now, in Kentucky, the seven-day average growth rate (how long it takes the total cumulative positive cases to double) is 35 days. Just a few weeks ago, it was doubling […]

Public Information Brief 5.13.20 6:30 PM EDT

To help answer questions, the Kentucky Department of Public Health has created a toll-free hotline: COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725 News Release Version Today has been difficult. We report one new death, a nursing home resident from Adair County. This brings our total deaths to twenty. Our mortality rate at 10.15% is high compared to national and state averages. We also announce four new COVID-19 cases, one 83-year-old female from Adair, a nursing home resident; one 52-year-old female from Casey; and, two Pulaski residents, a 25-year-old male and a 26-year-old female. We did release two from isolation (recovered). This means 156 […]

Public Information Brief 5.12.20 5:45 PM EDT

To help answer questions, the Kentucky Department of Public Health has created a toll-free hotline: COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725 News Release Version Today we report one new case in Lake Cumberland, a Nursing Home employee in Adair County. On more positive notes, we are happy to report no new area deaths and that we released 13 from isolation (recovered). That means 80% of our confirmed cases have now recovered. The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 193 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 6,855 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across 113 Kentucky Counties as of 05/12/20 (this includes 6,853 statewide plus 2 […]

Public Information Brief 5.11.20 5:20 PM EDT

To help answer questions, the Kentucky Department of Public Health has created a hotline: COVID-19 Hotline toll-free (800) 722-5725 News Release Version Today we are reporting three new cases in Lake Cumberland, two Pulaski County residents, and one Russell County resident. We are reporting no new deaths. We note that 73% of our confirmed cases have now recovered.  The mortality rate for our area is high compared to state and world rates at 9.9%. The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 192 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 6,679 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across 113 Kentucky Counties as of 05/11/20 (this includes […]

Public Information Brief 5.10.20 3:30 PM EDT

To help answer questions, the Kentucky Department of Public Health has created a hotline to answer questions: COVID-19 Hotline toll-free (800) 722-5725 News Release Version The Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) at the current time has experienced 189 Positive/Presumptive Positive cases in our 10-county district.­ 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. We are happy to report no new cases since yesterday and no new deaths. Today we reformatted our […]

Public Information Brief 5.9.20 7:30 PM EDT

To help answer questions, the Kentucky Department of Public Health has created a hotline to answer questions: COVID-19 Hotline toll-free (800) 722-5725 News Release Version The Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) at the current time has experienced 189 Positive/Presumptive Positive cases in our 10-county district.­ Regardless of the confirmed case count for any Lake Cumberland County, we believe COVID-19 to be widespread.  LCDHD is working with the Kentucky Department for Public Health to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with them. We had 5 new cases today, 4 in Adair (3 tied to a nursing home), […]

Guidance for Places of Worship: Church Ruling and COVID-19

We are aware of the court’s ruling that churches can resume in-person meetings. It is our position that spiritual health is important and constitutionally protected. It is also our position that the health of our citizens is of great importance. We would discourage churches resuming services without taking aggressive public health protective precautions. Click here for Guidance for Places of Worship. Also, click here to see the Governor’s Revised Mass Gathering Executive Order. Don’t forget that we had a significant COVID-19 exposure in an area Lake Cumberland Church during the month of March. This resulted in 15 church-related confirmed COVID-19 […]

Public Information Brief 5.8.20 6:30 PM EDT

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) at the current time has experienced 184 Positive/Presumptive Positive cases in our 10-county district.­ Regardless of the confirmed case count for any Lake Cumberland County, we believe COVID-19 to be widespread.  LCDHD is working with the Kentucky Department for Public Health to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with them. We had a pretty good day. We only had one new case from McCreary County. We report no new deaths. We released 4 from isolation equating now to 139 of cumulative confirmed cases (76%) having recovered. Also, a few […]