13 new cases of COVID-19, one death in RC on Wednesday,

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 9.09%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 7 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 256 deaths resulting in a 1.87% mortality rate (about 1 in 53) among known cases. This compares with a 0.99% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.73% 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 66 cases* in the hospital. This is 6 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 803 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.85% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 17) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 5.08%. The latest data shows that an unreported % of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and an unreported % 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 13,722 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 6.57% 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 189 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 3; Casey: 14; Clinton: 12; Cumberland: 3; Green: 4; McCreary: 65; Pulaski: 37; Russell: 8; Taylor: 16; and, Wayne: 27. In all, we have released 90.5% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 105 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 1,046 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, 1,340.

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, 17% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 301 today: Adair: 21; Casey: 7; Clinton: 54; Cumberland: 11; Green: 9; McCreary: 33; Pulaski: 78; Russell: 13; Taylor: 23; and, Wayne: 52. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.009. This means our total case count is projected to double every 81.6 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases. Today’s new cases include:

Adair: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 74-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 80-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 27-year-old male who is released, resolved;
Casey: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 80-year-old male who is released, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 27-year-old male who is released, Asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 4-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 2-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 1-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 64-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 88-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 9-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Cumberland: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 9-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Cumberland: A 7-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 88-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Green: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 93-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 68-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 76-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 75-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 70-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 82-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 68-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 83-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 73-year-old female who is deceased, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 68-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 3-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 7-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 9 months-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 1-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 5-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, UnkNown;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 1-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old female who is released, 12/29/20;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 83-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 3m-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, unkNown;
Taylor: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 84-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 89-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 93-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 96-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 83-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 86-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 86-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 82-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 86-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 94-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 6-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 2 months-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, 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 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 9 months-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 89-year-old male who is deceased, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 89-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 79-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 30-year-old male who is released, 12/29/20;
Wayne: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 91-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 90-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 9m-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 91-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

The health department offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the New Year’s holiday. There will be no Daily Brief posted on those days.

A close look at the data may appear some of our county data is off today. This is because we moved 1 case from being assigned to Pulaski to Wayne.

Unfortunately, we hit a new record of new cases at 301 today. This is probably due to a combination of more people being tested after the holidays, and more spread of the disease because of holiday gatherings. Almost certainly this will result in an increase in deaths and hospitalizations over the coming days.

The deaths we report today are: a 73-year-old female from Pulaski; a 60-year-old female, long-term care resident from Pulaski who had been released from public health observation as no longer contagious, but later succumbed to lasting complications from the illness; a 55-year-old female from Russell; a 72-year-old female, long-term care resident from Taylor; an 89-year-old male from Wayne; an 80-year-old male, long-term care resident from Wayne; and a 67-year-old female, long-term care resident from Wayne.

COVID-19 is still spreading quickly, and both deaths and hospitalizations are high. So, 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 13,722 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 266,046 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 265,262 statewide plus 784 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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