Lake Cumberland District Daily COVID-19 Case Summary
|County||Active Cases||Hospitalized||Self-Isolation||Released||Death(s)||Total||Per 10K||Total Gain||New Case Gain|
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
Hospital Locations in the Lake Cumberland Area
- Casey County Hospital – LIberty: To be administered through Casey County Primary Care, 1-606-787-8348 and Casey County Family Practice, 1-606-787-5044.
- Cumberland County Hospital – Burkesville: Call 1-270-864-2511.
- Jane Todd Crawford Hospital – Greensburg: To be administered through Green County Primary Care, 1-270-299-2286.
- Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital – Somerset: Call 1-844-675-3390.
- The Medical Center – Albany: Register online at Albanyvaccine@mchealth.net; or send a text message to 1-606-387-3646.
- Russell County Hospital – Russell Springs: Call 1-270-866-4141.
- Taylor Regional Hospital – Campbellsville: Call 1-270-465-3561. Register online at https://ptserver.fasthealth.com/web_trh_ky/forms/?formID=9271.
- TJ Columbia – Columbia: Call 1-270-659-1010.
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)
- Casey: Text CASEY to 270-864-2889
- Green: Text GREEN to 270-864-2889
- McCreary: Text MCCREARY to 270-864-2889 or call 606-376-5391
- Russell: Text Russell to 270-864-2889
- Wayne: Text WAYNE to 270-864-2889
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.
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
- full daily report,
- incidence rate map,
- testing locations,
- contact tracing,
- school reports and guidance,
- guidance for health care providers,
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.
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.
- 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 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.
- Kentucky Novel Cornovirus (COVID-19) Site
- CDC Novel Cornovirus (COVID-19) Site
- CDC: Case Information by State
- Federal/Whitehouse COVID-19 Dataset
- Lake Cumberland's Daily Newsbrief
- 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.