Eleven new cases of COVID-19 in Russell County Thursday

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Russell County on Thursday. This brings the active case count to 115 with four cases hospitalized.

Full report from LCDHD below.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 10.07%.

Deaths: We regret we must report 4 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 138 deaths resulting in a 1.52% mortality rate (about 1 in 66) among known cases. This compares with a 1.06% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.96% 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 100 cases* in the hospital. This is 4 more than yesterday. We have had a total of 563 hospitalizations resulting in a 6.2% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 16) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 5.41%. 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 9,078 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 4.35% 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 214 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 17; Casey: 14; Clinton: 7; Cumberland: 5; Green: 6; McCreary: 25; Pulaski: 80; Russell: 13; Taylor: 42; and, Wayne: 5. In all, we have released 85.8% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We released 10 more cases today than we added new cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 1149 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, 1154.

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, 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 208 today: Adair: 15; Casey: 9; Clinton: 10; Cumberland: 3; Green: 9; McCreary: 26; Pulaski: 63; Russell: 11; Taylor: 39; and, Wayne: 23. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.021. This means our total case count is projected to double every 33.23 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 87-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 3-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 84-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 4m-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 1-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 4-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 5-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown;
Casey: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 4-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 10-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Cumberland: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Cumberland: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 1-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 46-year-old female 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 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 67-year-old female who is released, 12/02/20;
McCreary: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 38-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 71-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 9-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-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 female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 86-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 94-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 92-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 96-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 91-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 85-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 87-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
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 3-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old female who is released, 12/01/20;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 71-year-old male who is released, 12/01/20;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 71-year-old male who is deceased, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 2-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 83-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 73-year-old female who is released, 12/01/20;
Pulaski: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 87-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 97-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, unkonwn;
Taylor: A 14-year-old female who is released, unknown;
Taylor: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 93-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 15-year-old male who is released, 11/21/20;
Taylor: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 5-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 4-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 86-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown;
Taylor: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown;
Taylor: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown;
Taylor: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 78-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 98-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 1-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 6weeks-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 69-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 3-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

A close look at our numbers will appear that our McCreary numbers are off today by 2. This is because we removed 2 cases that did not meet case definition. This causes our total cases count increase to be two less than our new cases count increase for the day.

The deaths we are announcing today were a 75-year-old male long-term care resident from Adair; a 73-year-old female long-term care resident from Adair, a 71-year-old male from Pulaski who had been hospitalized; and, 48-year-old male from Pulaski who had been hospitalized, who had been released from public health monitoring as non-contagious, but later succumbed to lasting complications from the illness.

I failed to mention it yesterday, but yesterday we experienced a record number of new cases, 288. Therefore, COVID-19 is still spreading freely through our communities at an alarming 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 9,078 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 192,801 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 190,601 statewide plus 2,200 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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