COVID-19 Cases Increasing in Lake Cumberland Area

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.

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