LCDHD COVID-19 report for Sunday, Nov. 15

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 8.88%.

Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 96 deaths resulting in a 1.58% mortality rate (about 1 in 63) among known cases. This compares with a 1.21% mortality rate at the state level, and a 2.24% morality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 48 cases in the hospital. This is 1 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 408 hospitalizations resulting in a 6.73% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 15) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 6.38%. The latest state data shows that 72.46% of ICU beds and 32.64% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 6,064 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 2.9% 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 156 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 24; Casey: 13; Clinton: 4; Cumberland: 5; Green: 4; McCreary: 3; Pulaski: 75; Russell: 13; and, Taylor: 15. In all, we have released 83.6% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We released 86 more cases today than we added new cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 899 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, 984.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Family, Schools, and Long-term Care/Residential Facilities. 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 70 today: Adair: 10; Casey: 5; Clinton: 4; Cumberland: 4; Green: 8; Pulaski: 24; Russell: 4; Taylor: 10; and, Wayne: 1. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.023. This means our total case count is projected to double every 30.42 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 11/11/2020 when we added 190 cases. Today’s new cases include:

Adair: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 1-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 77-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 72-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Green: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 2 Months-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 68-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 73-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown;
Pulaski: A 9-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown;
Russell: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown;
Taylor: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

The surge is so great at the moment, the health department is falling behing on case investigations and contact tracing. As of today, we are 2 to 4 days behind. We are also behind in entering data into the state system causing the numbers the new cases the Governor reports and the number of counties he reports as being in the “red-critical” range of community-spread is off. Even still, with the numbers we can verify locally 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 call upon our citizens and community leaders to step-up your efforts in regards to COVID-19. 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 6,064 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 138,686 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 137,586 statewide plus 1,100 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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