Sunday, August 30 COVID-19 report

Two new cases reported in Russell County

Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 61 deaths resulting in a 3.1% mortality rate among known cases.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 18 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 181 hospitalizations resulting in a 9.2% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 67% of ICU beds and 26% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 17 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 3; Casey: 4; Clinton: 1; Cumberland: 3; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 4; and, Taylor: 1. In all, we have released 76.7% of our total cases.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 1,963 cases since the onset of the outbreak.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 396 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. Of those active cases, 81 are asymptomatic.

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 35 today: Casey: 2; Cumberland: 1; Green: 3; McCreary: 6; Pulaski: 22; and, Russell: 1. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.022. This means our total case count is projected to double every 31.34 days. The new cases include:

Casey: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Cumberland: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 74-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
McCreary: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 87-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 83-year-old female who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 86-year-old female who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 79-year-old female who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 92-year-old female who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 89-year-old female who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 85-year-old female who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 76-year-old male who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 91-year-old female who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 99-year-old female who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 87-year-old female who is self-isolated, awaiting info
Pulaski: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Russell: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 93-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic

If you carefully review the numbers above Russell seems to be off by one. That is because a case was mis-assigned to Russell yesterday and was re-assigned appropriately today.

We are glad for no new deaths and for the decrease in hospitalizations. However, we did add 36 new cases today, several of which were from the nursing home outbreak in Pulaski.

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 1,963 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 48,100 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 48,032 statewide plus 68 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.

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