23 new cases of COVID-19 announced in Russell County

Wednesday was a record-setting day for number of new cases of COVID-19 in the Lake Cumberland District. The district announced 192 new cases, shattering the previous daily high mark by 79. Of those, 23 were announced in Russell County.

Below is the full report from the Lake Cumberland District Health Department.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 7.68%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 2 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 94 deaths resulting in a 1.69% mortality rate (about 1 in 59) among known cases. This compares with a 1.26% mortality rate at the state level, and a 2.32% morality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 46 cases in the hospital. This is 3 more than yesterday. The most hospitalizations we have had at any one time was 50 on 11/06/2020. We have had a total of 387 hospitalizations resulting in a 6.97% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 14) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 6.6%. The latest state data shows that 71.14% of ICU beds and 30.93% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 5,551 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 2.66% 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 72 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 3; Casey: 8; Cumberland: 5; Green: 11; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 14; Taylor: 23; and, Wayne: 6. In all, we have released 82.6% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 119 more cases today than we released historic cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 872 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 11/11/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 872.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Family, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 20% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 192 today: Adair: 22; Casey: 18; Clinton: 7; Cumberland: 3; Green: 14; McCreary: 4; Pulaski: 46; Russell: 23; Taylor: 32; and, Wayne: 24. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.021. This means our total case count is projected to double every 33.77 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 11/11/2020 when we added 192 cases. Today’s new cases include:

Adair: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 57-year-old male who is deceased, still symptomatic
Adair: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown
Casey: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Casey: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 1-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 73-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Casey: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 91-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 86-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 83-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Clinton: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Cumberland: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Cumberland: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Cumberland: A 18-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
Green: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 2-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Green: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
McCreary: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 82-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Pulaski: A 5-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 3-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 75-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 53-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 31-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 released, 11/08/20
Pulaski: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Russell: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Russell: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 9-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 83-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 65-year-old female who is released, 11/09/20
Taylor: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 84-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 10-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
wayne: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 71-year-old male who is released, 10/29/20
Wayne: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Wayne: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Wayne: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Wayne: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
Wayne: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

The 2 deaths we report today are a 62-year-old female from Adair who had been hospitalized; and, a 57-year-old male from Adair who had been hospitalized.

Wow! We exceeded our single-day new cases record by 79 today, adding 192 cases. We also surpassed our highest active-case record by 114. We now have 872 active cases. We are experiencing large growth, and more frequent deaths and hospitalizations. While we continue to get caught up on our backlog of cases, we remain approximately 3 days behind. Even still, with the numbers we can report we have nine of our district’s ten counties in the “red-critical” range of community-spread: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne. This leaves only McCreary in the “orange-accelerated” range.

We make this plea, 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 5,551 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 128,376 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 127,344 statewide plus 1,032 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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