14 new cases of COVID-19 in Russell County

14 new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Russell County on Tuesday, bringing the active case count to 89 in Russell County.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 9.1%.

Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 100 deaths resulting in a 1.57% mortality rate (about 1 in 64) among known cases. This compares with a 1.2% mortality rate at the state level, and a 2.2% morality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 53 cases in the hospital. This is 5 more than yesterday. The most hospitalizations we have had at any one time was 55 on 11/07/2020. We have had a total of 427 hospitalizations resulting in a 6.7% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 15) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 6.3%. The latest state data shows that 76.64% of ICU beds and 32.86% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 6,369 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 3.05% 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 187 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 15; Casey: 22; Clinton: 9; Cumberland: 5; Green: 17; McCreary: 6; Pulaski: 49; Russell: 11; Taylor: 38; and, Wayne: 15. In all, we have released 84% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 4 more cases today than we released historic cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 917 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 11/14/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 980.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Long-term Care/Residential Facilities, Family, and Schools. Of our active cases, 14% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 191 today: Adair: 23; Casey: 10; Clinton: 11; Cumberland: 3; Green: 12; McCreary: 7; Pulaski: 24; Russell: 14; Taylor: 45; and, Wayne: 42. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.025. This means our total case count is projected to double every 28.07 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 11/17/2020 when we added 191 cases. Today’s new cases include:

Adair: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 88-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 9 months-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 69-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Casey: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Casey: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 55-year-old female who is released, 11/16/20;
Casey: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 75-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 80-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 75-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 23-year-old female who is released, unknown;
Green: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 19-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Green: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Green: A 76-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Green: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 71-year-old male who is released, asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 74-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 55-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 10-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 68-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown;
Russell: A 71-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 71-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown;
Taylor: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 85-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 71-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 92-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 78-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 79-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 86-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown;
Taylor: A 3-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 9-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 91-year-old female who is hospitalized, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 9-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 6 months-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 73-year-old female who is hospitalized, asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

A close look at the data would suggest that the Clinton and Wayne numbers are off today. That is because we moved one case in our records from yesterday from Clinton to Wayne.

We added a record number of new cases today, 191. Our hospitalizations are up too, almost to record levels. We now have all 10 of our district’s 10 counties in the “red-critical” range of community-spread. Yesterday I reported that area hospitals were reporting capacity concerns. Today, during the Governor’s report, similar concerns were expressed across the entire state. Also, at our present growth rate, our total cases are projected to double in just under a month. There is very real concern our health departments and hospitalzes will both soon be overwhelmed.

It is past time for our communties to come together to slow the spread of COVID-19. It is within our power to impact the spread of COVID-19. Businesses and schools should carefully follow the COVID-19 guidance. Too often we hear justification as to why the guidance shouldn’t apply to their situations. Also, we as citizens need to step-up our compliance with masking and social distancing. Please, let’s all 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 6,369 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 143,215 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 142,008 statewide plus 1,207 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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