29 new cases, two COVID-19 deaths in Russell County

A total of 29 new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Russell County yesterday, along with two new deaths. There are now 110 active cases in Russell County.

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

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 9.13%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 3 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 103 deaths resulting in a 1.57% mortality rate (about 1 in 64) among known cases. This compares with a 1.18% mortality rate at the state level, and a 2.18% 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 52 cases in the hospital. This is 1 less than yesterday. The most hospitalizations we have had at any one time was 54 on 11/07/2020. We have had a total of 437 hospitalizations resulting in a 6.65% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 15) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 6.25%. The latest state data shows that 76.64% of ICU beds and unreported % of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 6,574 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 3.15% 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 103 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 16; Casey: 11; Clinton: 8; Cumberland: 4; Green: 4; McCreary: 6; Pulaski: 19; Russell: 6; Taylor: 11; and, Wayne: 18. In all, we have released 83% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 99 more cases today than we released historic cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 1016 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 11/18/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1016.

Where Did Cases Visit Pior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Schools, Family, and Long-term Care/Residential Facilities. Of our active cases, 13% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 205 today: Adair: 18; Casey: 12; Clinton: 12; Cumberland: 3; Green: 8; McCreary: 8; Pulaski: 81; Russell: 29; Taylor: 28; and, Wayne: 6. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.025. This means our total case count is projected to double every 28.59 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 11/18/2020 when we added 205 cases. Today’s new cases include:

Adair: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Adair: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 84-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 92-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 75-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 22-year-old female who is released, 11/17/20;
Clinton: A 51-year-old female who is released, 11/17/20;
Clinton: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown;
Clinton: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 5-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 75-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 83-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 73-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 5-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 83-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 68-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 12-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 3-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 5-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 88-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 91-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 9-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 7m -year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 86-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 4-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 20-year-old female who is released, 11/17/20;
Wayne: A 49-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 73-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

We are sad to have to report 3 additional deaths today: an 82-year-old male from Clinton; an 88-year-old male from Russell who had been hospitalized; and, a 51 year-old-male from Russell. Right now our data shows that 1 in 64 people who contract COVID-19 will die from it. Our mortality rate remains higher than the state average.

We broke two records today. Our new cases today were 205, beating yesterday’s record of 191. We also have the most active cases since the onset of the outbreak at 1,016. At our present growth rate, we expect our total cases to double in the next 28 days. Imagine all of the cases, hospitalizations, and death we have endured since March being condensed into the next 28 days! All of our health systems face the very real possiblity of being severely overwhelmed. All 10 of our counties remain in the “red-critical” range of community-spread, with all counties facing increasing numbers.

Today, Governor Beshear took necessary steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Obviously, what we are doing at the moment isn’t working. He stated there will not be a shutdown, as he announced the new steps listed below. These steps are for a 3-6 week in duration. Starting this Friday November 20th at 5:00 pm and lasting through December 13th at 11:59 pm, the new restrictions via Executive Order include:

Indoor social gatherings: should be limited to your current household plus one other household, equaling to 8 people or less per household,
Indoor venues, event spaces or theatres: no more than 25 people per room (includes funerals and weddings). This does not include places of worship, but he will release recommendations in regard to these types of establishments soon.
Restaurants and bars: closed to indoor dining. The public should use delivery or to-go options, and outdoor service only. A $40 million federal fund will be launched to assist restaurants and bars that are impacted. Entities that qualify will receive $10,000 to use for various costs. Businesses that receive 50% of their business via drive-thru will not qualify. These funds are more geared towards the “mom and pop” establishments.
Gyms, fitness centers, and pools: must maintain 6-feet spacing, group classes are prohibited, and should remain at 33% capacity. Masking will be required. When possible, businesses should allow employees to work from home.
Schools: all public and private schools (K-12) cease in-person instruction beginning November 23rd. Middle and high schools will remain in remote instruction until January 4, 2021. Elementary schools may reopen on December 7th, if their county is not in the red zone and the school follows all Healthy At School guidance.
Please, let’s step-up our efferts and everyone 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 6,574 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 146,057 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 144,753 statewide plus 1,304 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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