48 new cases of COVID in Russell County Tuesday; two local deaths

There were 48 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Russell County on Tuesday and two deaths were reported. There are now 107 active cases in Russell County with four individuals hospitalized.

The deaths were reported as an 86-year-old female long-term care resident and an 84-year-old male long-term care resident.

Full report from the Lake Cumberland District Health Department below. 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 9.59%.

Deaths: We regret we must report 2 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 131 deaths resulting in a 1.53% mortality rate (about 1 in 65) among known cases. This compares with a 1.06% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.98% 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 85 cases* in the hospital. This is equal to yesterday. We have had a total of 543 hospitalizations resulting in a 6.33% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 16) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 5.56%. The latest state data shows that 86% of ICU beds and an unreported % of ventilator capacity are 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 8,584 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 4.11% 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 182 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 17; Casey: 13; Clinton: 12; Cumberland: 6; Green: 4; McCreary: 22; Pulaski: 49; Russell: 16; Taylor: 31; and, Wayne: 12. In all, we have released 86.7% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 3 more cases today than we released historic cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 1009 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 11/25/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1152.

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 Medical Facilities. 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 187 today: Adair: 12; Casey: 13; Clinton: 11; Cumberland: 2; Green: 11; McCreary: 11; Pulaski: 45; Russell: 48; Taylor: 20; and, Wayne: 14. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.017. This means our total case count is projected to double every 41.94 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 11/19/2020 when we added 273 cases. Today’s new cases include:

Adair: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 4-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 61-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 79-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 61-year-old male who is released, 11/30/20;
Clinton: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Green: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 6-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 68-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 73-year-old female who is released, 11/25/20;
Pulaski: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 80-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 93-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 83-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 9-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 71-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown;
Pulaski: A 19-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 female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 10-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 79-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 91-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 89-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 89-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 85-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 89-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 87-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 82-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 73-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 92-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 80-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 89-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 90-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 86-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 71-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 90-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 85-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 91-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Russell: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 82-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 83-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 78-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 55-year-old female 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 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

A close look at the numbers may seem that the Pulaski and Wayne numbers are off tonight. That is because we removed a duplicate entry for Pulaski. Also, one case recorded to Wayne yesterday was moved to the appropriate address in Pulaski.

The deaths we report today are an 86-year-old female long-term care resident from Russell; and, an 84-year-old-male long-term care resident from Russell. For those who still think COVID-19 is no worse than the flu, as of today, the US has experienced almost 270,000 COVID-19 deaths. If you add up all of the US flu deaths per year, it takes the last 7 years’ worth of flu deaths to approach that number (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/past-seasons.html).

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 8,584 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 185,110 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 183,168 statewide plus 1,942 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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