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|
Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.79%.
Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 384 deaths resulting in a 1.79% mortality rate (about 1 in 56) among known cases. This compares with a 1.44% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.81% mortality rate at the national level.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 25 cases in the hospital. This is equal to what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,193 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.55% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.88%. The latest data shows that 86.67% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 21.31% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 21,499 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.29% 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, 0.41% are reinfections.
Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 46 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 2; Casey: 10; Green: 2; McCreary: 6; Pulaski: 22; Russell: 3; and, Taylor: 1. In all, we have released 97.6% of our total cases.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 23 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 128 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 12/10/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,342.
Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Family, Medical Facilities, Businesses, and Schools. Of our active cases, 4% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 23 today: Adair: 2; Casey: 6; Green: 2; McCreary: 3; Pulaski: 6; Taylor: 3; and, Wayne: 1. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.001. This means our total case count is projected to double every 679.53 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases. Today’s new cases include:
Adair: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Green: A 4-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 3-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 20-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 3-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 9-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Now the COVID-19 vaccinations are open to everyone! Let’s finish strong and everyone get the vaccine as soon as you can.
While we saw a local decline in new cases this week, at the state level, the new case rate went up. Last week, for Lake Cumberland, we added 175 new cases, this week, 154. This brought down our 7-day incidence rate from 11.94 new cases per 100,000 per day to 10.51 per 100,00 per day. One death occurred since last Friday. We have 128 active cases today compared to 160 last Friday. However, we have 25 hospitalized COVID-19 cases today compared to 17 last Friday.
Currently, our 7-day average incidence chart is showing 7 counties in the “yellow-community-spread” category, Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne; 2 counties in the “orange-accelerated” range of community-spread: McCreary, and Pulaski; 1 county in the “red-critical” range: Casey. Keep in mind, some of our 7-day-incidence data will be skewed over the next few days as we are reconciling our data against the state data.
Don’t forget that at both the world level and in several states, we are seeing sharp increases in new COVID-19 cases. Therefore, please do not assume that the pandemic is completely behind us and take the vaccine as soon as you can. Also, until the vaccine is widely available, and a significant percentage of the population has taken it, let’s all 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 21,499 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 432,419 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 432,220 statewide plus 199 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 with positive cases when ready to be released. Additionally, we are striving diligently to follow up on business-related complaints regarding noncompliance with the COVID-19 guidance. We are also working with any community partner that requests assistance for prevention or post-exposure planning/response. Finally, we are working with all community partners regarding vaccination planning.
For more statistics and local data go to LCDHD COVID-19 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
Due to the shortage of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the moment, all of our appointment slots are full. As soon as we get more vaccine, we will open scheduling back up. 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.
As we learn more, we will post it.
COVID-19 Vaccination Phases
COVID-19 Vaccination Reference
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.