11 new cases of COVID-19 in RC on Wednesday

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 8.48%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 3 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 227 deaths resulting in a 1.78% mortality rate (about 1 in 56) among known cases. This compares with a 0.99% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.77% mortality 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 88 cases* in the hospital. This is 11 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 755 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.92% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 17) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 5.13%. The latest data shows that 87% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 24.1% of ventilator capacity is being utilized. (*This number is an estimation. Due to the high numbers, we only check with the hospitals on Fridays now. Therefore, the best time to see the most accurate hospital data will be in the Saturday News Brief.)

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 12,760 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 6.11% 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 145 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 5; Casey: 4; Clinton: 13; Cumberland: 1; Green: 8; McCreary: 19; Pulaski: 49; Russell: 10; Taylor: 17; and, Wayne: 19. In all, we have released 89.4% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 74 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 1,127 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 12/10/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,337.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Family, Long-term Care/Residential Facilities, and Schools. Of our active cases, 7% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 222 today: Adair: 8; Casey: 8; Clinton: 27; Cumberland: 3; Green: 15; McCreary: 8; Pulaski: 90; Russell: 11; Taylor: 21; and, Wayne: 31. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.015. This means our total case count is projected to double every 46.24 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/17/2020 when we added 292 cases. Today’s new cases include:

Adair: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 7m-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown;
Casey: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 66-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 12-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 9-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 9-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 5-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Green: A 9-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Green: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 5-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 62-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 85-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 95-year-old female who is hospitalized, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 79-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 78-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 68-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 89-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 11m-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 68-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 71-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 4-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 6-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 77-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old male who is released, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 2-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 76-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 3-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 88-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Russell: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 96-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 92-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 95-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 83-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown;
Wayne: A 4-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 82-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
wayne: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 7-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 63-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 53-year-old male who is released, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 77-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown;
Wayne: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown;

We will not be posting a COVID-19 News Brief on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. We hope everyone has a safe and very Merry Christmas!

The deaths we report today are: a 79-year-old male from Casey who had been hospitalized; a 56-year-old male from McCreary who had been hospitalized; and a 66-year-old male from Wayne who had been hospitalized.

Today the local health departments began the COVID-19 offensive. After almost a year of playing defense, we are now seeing COVID-19 vaccination efforts commence in our district. Nursing homes are starting to be vaccinated, along with hospital, and other medical and medial related staff. The supply of COVID-19 vaccine is currently small, but getting these groups vaccinated will preserve life, and keep the medical infrastructures intact. Vaccination efforts will expand as dose availablity increases. Please watch our Daily Brief and social media for the latest developments.

Unfortunately, we are still experiencing high numbers of new cases, large volumes of hospitalizations, and a higher than state-average mortality rate. So, 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 12,760 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 250,930 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 250,280 statewide plus 650 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 with positive cases when ready to be released. 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. Finally, we are working with all community partners regarding vaccination planning.

 

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Zac Oakes is the News and Sports Director for LakerCountry.com and Laker Country WJRS 104.9 FM.