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Live COVID-19 Updates from the Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Today and every Wednesday at 2:30 EST/1:30 CST for the next several weeks, LCDHD plans on meeting with all area members of the media via live internet interaction to answer media submitted questions from the previous week. To keep the public informed, we will simulcast this via our YouTube Channel at  https://www.youtube.com/c/LCDHDPublicHealth. If you have time and interest, we encourage you to watch.

Public Information Brief for 3.31.20 7:30 PM EDT

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) at the current time has experienced twenty 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 The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person: • between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). • via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. • droplets […]

Error in reporting – no positive cases in Russell County

We are announcing that there was an error in Governor Beshear’s announcement this evening.  There is no positive case in Russell County.  There was a test run, but it was negative.  The result was keyed incorrectly in the system which was used as the basis to Governor Beshear’s announcement.  We will be updating with current cases in other counties shortly.

Public Information Brief for 3.30.20 6:30 PM EDT

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) at the current time has sixteen 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 The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person: • between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). • via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. • droplets can […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 14, Public Health Week

WHAT IS PUBLIC HEALTH? Your local health department’s mission, generally speaking, is to promote the public’s health. Public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or recurring through implementing educational programs, recommending policies, promoting healthy lifestyles, assuring a safe environment and through the detection and control of infectious diseases. In contrast, clinical professionals like doctors and nurses, focus primarily on treating individuals after they become sick or injured. It is important to note that Kentucky is one of the unhealthiest states in our nation; but, a few healthy lifestyle choices could change this. First, eating normally proportioned helpings of […]

Public Information Brief 3.28.20 7:30 PM

El Departamento de Salud del Distrito de Lake Cumberland (LCDHD) at the current time has fourteen 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. El LCDHD está trabajando con el Departamento de Salud Pública de Kentucky para identificar y contactar a todos aquellos que puedan haber estado en contacto con ellos Se cree que el virus se transmite principalmente de persona a persona: • Entre personas que se están en contacto cercano (dentro de unos 6 pies). • A través de gotas respiratorias […]

Public Information Brief 3.27.20 3:30PM EDT

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) at the current time has thirteen 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 The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person: • between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). • via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. • droplets […]

Public Information Brief 3.26.20 12:45 PM EDT

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) at the current time has eleven Positive/Presumptive Positive cases in our 10 county district.   County Current Cases Hospitalized Self-Isolated Released from Isolation Total Cases McCreary 1 0 1 0 1 Pulaski 5 0 5 1 6 Taylor 1 0 1 0 1 Wayne 3 2 1 0 3 Total 10 2 8 1 11 LCDHD is working with the Kentucky Department for Public Health to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with them The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person: • between people who are […]

KET interviews Dr. Steven Stack, Kentucky Commissioner of Public Health 3.23.20

From KET’s Kentucky Tonight episode on March 23, Renee Shaw interviews Dr. Steven Stack, Kentucky’s commissioner of public health. Dr. Stack discusses the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and offers advice for viewers to help prevent the spread of the disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=506&v=66iU4oogZNs&feature=emb_title