Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 47 deaths resulting in a 3.3% mortality rate among known cases.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 17 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 140 hospitalizations resulting in a 9.8% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 64% of ICU beds and 29% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.
Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 37 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include: Adair: 5; Casey: 2; Clinton: 6; Cumberland: 2; Green: 2; McCreary: 3; Pulaski: 11; Russell: 5; and, Wayne: 1. In all, we have released 81.2% of our total cases.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 1,433 cases since the onset of the outbreak.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 222 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. Of those active cases, 59 are asymptomatic.
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 16 today: Adair: 1; Casey: 1; Clinton: 2; Cumberland: 3; Green: 2; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 4; and, Taylor: 2. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.018. This means our total case count is projected to double every 38.64 days. The new cases include:
Adair: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 30-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 82-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Cumberland: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Cumberland: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Cumberland: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Green: A 83-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
We are glad to report no new deaths, though our mortality rate (3.28%) remains higher than state (2.10%) and national (3.18%) averages. We are also glad to report we were able to release 21 more recovered cases today than we added new cases.
Our hospitalizations, though, remain at 17. Though lower than the state average (10.86%), our hospitalization rate, at 9.77%, is creeping closer. Of concern, the average age of our hospitalized patients (54) is beginning to skew younger than normal. Our youngest hospitalized case is 21, four hospitalized cases are in their 30s, and one in their lower 40s. This is something on which we need to keep a close watch.
Please help us slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing your face covering, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing your hand hygiene, increasing your general sanitation, and by avoiding the touching of your face.
The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 1,433 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 38,367 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of 08/14/20 (this includes 38,298 statewide plus 69 recently reported 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 daily with positive cases. Additionally, we are striving diligently to follow-up on business-related complaints regarding noncompliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders.
For more statistics and local data go to LCDHD COVID-19 Information.