COVID-19 News Brief & Vaccination Update 9/20/2021

Lake Cumberland District Daily COVID-19 Case Summary

 

Current Transmission Levels: 7-Day Average Incidence Rate per 100,000

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IMPORTANT – Due to the continued increase in positive cases it may be several days before you are contacted by the health department. If you’ve tested positive for COVID19 please isolate yourself immediately, do NOT wait on a call from the health department.

Please notify anyone you may have been in contact with so they can begin quarantine. Visit www.lcdhd.org for more specific COVID-19 guidance.

Of today’s 526 reported cases, 460 (87%) were unvaccinated and 137 of today’s cases (26%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 12.18%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 2 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 572 deaths resulting in a 1.65% mortality rate (about 1 in 61) among known cases. This compares with a 1.27% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.6% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 38 cases in the hospital. This is 1 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,562 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.52% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 22) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.24%. The latest data shows that 59.55% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 45.83% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 34,578 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 16.55% of our total population has 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. Of our total cases, 1.21% are reinfections, and 5.3% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases). In the last week, 4.61% of our new cases were breakthrough cases.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 776 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 72; Casey: 49; Clinton: 18; Cumberland: 28; Green: 48; McCreary: 77; Pulaski: 199; Russell: 95; Taylor: 117; and, Wayne: 73. In all, we have released 95.4% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 253 more than the new cases we added since our last report. This leaves us with 1,002 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,813.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Family, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 20% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 525 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 32; Casey: 36; Clinton: 4; Cumberland: 26; Green: 30; McCreary: 73; Pulaski: 137; Russell: 54; Taylor: 73; and, Wayne: 60. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00887. This means our total case count is projected to double every 78.46 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.

We removed one case from Russell County’s numbers tonight that had been previously reported, as it did not meet case definition after further investigation.

The deaths reported tonight include a Russell County resident (unvaccinated) and a Pulaski County resident (vaccinated). We are so sorry for these losses.

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 20,509 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.70% were unvaccinated.

Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average (last updated 9/17/2021).

State – 59.00%
Taylor – 51.69%
Pulaski – 48.33%
Russell – 45.61%
McCreary – 40.34%
Green – 40.32%
Cumberland – 39.90%
Wayne – 39.69%
Clinton – 37.56%
Adair – 37.27%
Casey – 34.75%

For more statewide information click: statewide information.


COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Statewide Information

Call 1-855-598-2246, or visit vaccine.ky.gov to find out if you are eligible and where you can receive the vaccine.

Hospital Locations in the Lake Cumberland Area

Lake Cumberland District Health Departments

Below are the numbers you may dial:

Health Department Health Department
Adair: 270-384-2286 McCreary: 606-376-2412
Casey: 606-787-6911 Pulaski: 606-679-4416
Clinton: 606-387-5711 Russell: 270-343-2181
Cumberland: 270-864-2206 Taylor: 270-465-4191
Green: 2709324341 Wayne: 606-348-9349

Lake Cumberland Federally Qualified Health Clinics (Family Medical Centers)

Lake Cumberland Area Pharmacies

Pharmacy Name Location County/City Location Address Appointments
Adair Drug Adair/Columbia 510 Burkesville Street Suite 1 270-384-9999
Columbia Pharmay Adair/Columbia 803 Burkesville Street 270-384-2118
Green River Pharmacy Casey/Liberty 50 Dillon Street 606-787-2100
Walgreens Pharmacy Casey/Liberty 343 North Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard Online
Clinton County Pharmacy Albany/Clinton 903 North Crosss Street 606-387-0222
Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy Green/Greensburg 1915 Campbellsville Road 270-299-2333
Walgreens Pharmacy Green/Greensburg 603 Columbia Highway Online
Kroger McCreary/Whitley City 1187 US-17 Online
Walgreens Pharmacy McCreary/Whitley City 500 North Highway 27 Online
Jay’S Pharmacy Inc Pulaski/Somerset 400 South Highway 27 606-678-2784
Kroger Pulaski/Somerset 50 Stonegate Center Online
Professional Pharmacy Pulaski/Somerset 342 Bogle Street 606-679-1169
Sav-Rite Pharmacy South Pulaski/Somerset 5148 South Highway 27 606-802-2635
Walgreens Pharmacy Pulaski/Somerset 600 South Highway 27 Online
Wal-mart Pulaski/Somerset 177 Washington Drive Online
Jamestown Pharmacy Russell/Jamestown 1417 North Main Street 270-343-4443
Russell Springs Pharmacy Russell/Russell Springs 92 Dr. Joe T Petty Drive, Suite 100 270-866-2778
Hometown Pharmacy Taylor/Campbellsville 325 East Broadway Street 270-789-4663
Kroger Taylor/Campbellsville 399 Campbellsville Bypass Online
Wal-mart Taylor/Campbellsville 725 Campbellsville Bypass Online
Walgreens Pharmacy Wayne/Monticello 978 North Main Street Online
Wal-mart Wayne/Monticello 175 Walmart Plaza Drive Online

Nursing and Personal Care Homes

Locally, through a contract with the federal government, Walgreens and CVS pharmacies have vaccinated the long-term care facilities and personal care homes — residents and staff.

School Clinics

All area schools, public and private/Christian, that requested vaccines have been vaccinated. Thanks to Taylor Regional Hospital, Cumberland Family Medical, Lake Cumberland Medical Associates, and Kroger; along with everyone at the schools who made this effort a success.

Quick Links to Statewide Information


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. 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.

A list of local vaccination sites can also be found in our Daily Brief.

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.