Eight new cases of COVID-19, one death in RC Thursday

Covid-19 vaccine is arriving in Kentucky! You may have seen images this week of Kentuckians beginning to receive the new COVID vaccine. This is an incredibly exciting and hopeful development. The first vaccine that has been approved for distribution is the Pfizer vaccine. While we did not receive any of this vaccine in Lake Cumberland in this first shipment, we are anticipating receiving the next approved vaccine (Moderna) possibly within the next week or two. The first doses are expected to be available in very small numbers and will be reserved for health care workers, first responders and long term care residents and staff, initially. LCDHD is continuing to actively plan for receipt and distribution of vaccine with our community partners. We will certainly be sharing more information VERY soon, but for now, please continue to be patient and stay healthy!

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 8.45%.

Deaths: We regret we must report 7 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 199 deaths resulting in a 1.69% mortality rate (about 1 in 59) among known cases. This compares with a 0.99% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.81% 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 106 cases* in the hospital. This is 8 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 700 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.94% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 17) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 5.18%. The latest data shows that 97.8% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 28.8% of ventilator capicity 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 11,783 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 5.64% 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 192 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 14; Casey: 11; Clinton: 9; Cumberland: 6; Green: 7; McCreary: 21; Pulaski: 50; Russell: 19; Taylor: 27; and, Wayne: 28. In all, we have released 87.2% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 93 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 1310 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, 1334.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Long-term Care/Residential Facilities, Family, 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 292 today: Adair: 8; Casey: 11; Clinton: 15; Cumberland: 3; Green: 14; McCreary: 34; Pulaski: 138; Russell: 8; Taylor: 27; and, Wayne: 34. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.017. This means our total case count is projected to double every 42.32 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 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 2m -year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 89-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 78-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 10-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 3-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 10-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Cumberland: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Green: A 3 months-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 79-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 3-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 5-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 81-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 81-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 3-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 87-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 85-year-old male who is deceased, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 79-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 90-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 91-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 1-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 2-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 91-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 83-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 66-year-old female who is hospitalized, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 82-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 96-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 80-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 73-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 74-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 94-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 79-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 83-year-old male who is self-isolated, 11/29/20;
Pulaski: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 96-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 95-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 89-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 94-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 95-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 90-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 78-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 87-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 98-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 98-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 82-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 91-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 85-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 89-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 90-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 82-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 71-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 87-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 85-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 77-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 76-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 9-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown;
Pulaski: A 73-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 90-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-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 released, 12/15/20;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown;
Pulaski: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 86-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 4-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 98-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 3-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old male who is released, 12/15/20;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Russell: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 100-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 84-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 83-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 83-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 5-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 85-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 87-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 82-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 79-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 89-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 56-year-old male who is released, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 41-year-old female who is released, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 82-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 59-year-old female who is released, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 4m-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 10-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 79-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 44-year-old female who is released, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

The deaths we report today are: an 85-year-old male long-term care resident from McCreary; a 99-year-old female long-term care resident from Pulaski; a 90-year-old female long-term care resident from Pulaski; a 94-year-old female long-term care resident from Pulaski; a 91-year-old female long-term care resident from Pulaski; a 96-year-old female long-term care resident from Russell; and an 85-year-old male long-term care resident from Taylor. It is a pity how hard our long-term care facilities have been hit of late, being only a few days away from receiving the vaccine. It seems almost none of our nursing homes have been able to withstand this latest surge. Oh, how I wish we could have all done a little more to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We had a record number of new cases today at 292. We are still having high numbers of deaths and high numbers of hospitalizations. Also, we are seeing a surge in nursing home outbreaks. When the vaccine is available, please take it. Until then, 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 11,783 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 235,255 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 234,021 statewide plus 1,234 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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