15 new cases of COVID-19, two deaths reported in RC Monday

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 9.6%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 7 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 158 deaths resulting in a 1.62% mortality rate (about 1 in 62) among known cases. This compares with a 1.03% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.9% 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 75 cases* in the hospital. This is 4 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 589 hospitalizations resulting in a 6.04% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 17) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 5.3%. (*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 9,756 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 4.67% 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 149 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 8; Casey: 13; Clinton: 10; Cumberland: 2; Green: 10; McCreary: 14; Pulaski: 54; Russell: 18; Taylor: 1; and, Wayne: 19. In all, we have released 86.2% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, we decreased the same number of cases today as we added new cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 1190 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 12/07/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1190.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Long-term Care/Residential Facilities, Businesses, Family, and Schools. Of our active cases, 10% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 156 today: Adair: 13; Casey: 8; Clinton: 9; Cumberland: 1; Green: 6; McCreary: 25; Pulaski: 57; Russell: 15; and, Taylor: 22. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.022. This means our total case count is projected to double every 32.16 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/02/2020 when we added 288 cases. Today’s new cases include:

Adair: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 68-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Adair: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 3-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 79-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 70-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 15-year-old female who is released, 12/06/20;
Clinton: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 81-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, 11/27/20;
McCreary: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 57-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 45-year-old female who is released, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 70-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 79-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 77-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 75-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 85-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 89-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 84-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 90-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 87-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 82-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 91-year-old male who is deceased, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 93-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 96-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 91-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 25-year-old female who is released, 11/30/20;
Taylor: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;

The deaths we are reporting tonight are: a 67-year-old male from Adair who had been hospitalized; a 91-year-old male long-term care resident from Pulaski; and 89-year-old male long-term care resident from Russell; an 85-year-old female long-term care resident from Russell; an 82-year-old female long-term care resident from Taylor who had been hospitalized; an 84-year-old female long-term care resident from Taylor who had been hospitalized; and, a 95-year-old female long-term care resident from Taylor who had been hospitalized.

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 9,756 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 204,973 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 202,592 statewide plus 2,381 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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