The Lake Cumberland District Health Department says last week was the worst week of new COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began.
Currently, there are 76 total cases of the virus in the area with 6 hospitalized and 70 on home self-isolation.
Here’s a rundown of cases by county…
- Russell 8
- Adair 16
- Casey 9
- McCreary 5
- Pulaski 17
- Taylor 16
- Wayne 4
- Clinton 1
- Cumberland and Green County currently have no active cases at this time.
The health department says studies are showing that wearing a cloth mask, bandana, or surgical mask can reduce the spread of COVID-19 by up to 85%. Unless you have a fit-tested N-95 mask, the wearing of the mask does not protect you from catching COVID-19, it helps to prevent you from spreading it. Remember, you can have and be spreading COVID-19 without even knowing it. If most of the public is not wearing a mask, the few that are will not effectively prevent the spread.
Additional information can be found at kycovid19.ky.gov.