LCDHD COVID-19 report for Sunday, Oct. 25

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 5.63%.

Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 80 deaths resulting in a 1.97% mortality rate (about 1 in 51) among known cases. This compares with a 1.45% mortality rate at the state level, and a 2.61% morality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 32 cases in the hospital. This is 1 more than yesterday. The most hospitalizations we have had at any one time was 33 on 09/02/2020. We have had a total of 318 hospitalizations resulting in a 7.82% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 13) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 7.08%. The latest state data shows that 70.05% of ICU beds and 27.73% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 4,067 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 1.95% of our total population have been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 36 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 4; Casey: 3; Clinton: 5; Cumberland: 2; Green: 1; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 2; Russell: 5; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 8. In all, we have released 85.6% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We released 1 more cases today than we added new cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 504 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 10/24/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 505.

Where are Cases Tied to: The most common areas to where we are seeing cases tied are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Places of Worship, and Family.

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 35 today: Casey: 1; Clinton: 1; Cumberland: 2; McCreary: 4; Pulaski: 9; Russell: 2; Taylor: 13; and, Wayne: 3. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.016. This means our total case count is projected to double every 42.45 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 10/22/2020 when we added 80 cases. Today’s new cases include:

Casey: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Cumberland: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown
Cumberland: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown
McCreary: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 3-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 4-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 76-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 68-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown
Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Russell: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown
Taylor: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 79-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski went back into the “orange-accelerated” range of community-spread, joining Casey and McCreary. All other counties in our district are in the “red-critical” range: Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne. One little bit of good news is that we released 1 more case than we added new cases. Let’s hope that the last 6 weeks of acceleration drops off this week.

Please, let’s all continue to do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing our hand hygiene, increasing our general sanitation, and by avoiding the touching of our faces.

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 4,067 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 97,143 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 96,942 statewide plus 201 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. We are also working with any community partner that requests assistance for prevention or post-exposure planning/response.

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