Four new cases of COVID-19, one death in RC Sunday

Four new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Russell County on Sunday by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department. One new death was reported in Russell County. The death was reported as an 87-year-old female who was a long-term care resident and had been hospitalized.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 9.75%.

Deaths: We regret we must report 2 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 151 deaths resulting in a 1.57% mortality rate (about 1 in 64) among known cases. This compares with a 1.03% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.92% 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 71 cases* in the hospital. This is 1 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 581 hospitalizations resulting in a 6.05% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 17) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 5.32%. (*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 9,600 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 4.6% 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 101 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 9; Casey: 7; Clinton: 7; Cumberland: 1; Green: 5; McCreary: 23; Pulaski: 24; Russell: 5; Taylor: 12; and, Wayne: 8. In all, we have released 86% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 13 more cases today than we released historic 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 12/06/2020 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, 9% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 116 today: Adair: 10; Casey: 7; Clinton: 3; Green: 3; McCreary: 15; Pulaski: 39; Russell: 4; Taylor: 19; and, Wayne: 16. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.022. This means our total case count is projected to double every 32.24 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 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Adair: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Adair: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Adair: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 74-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Adair: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 52-year-old female who is released, 12/04/20;
Casey: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 3 Months-old female who is released, 12/04/20;
Clinton: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 4-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 10-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Green: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 12-year-old male 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 74-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 10 Month-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 68-year-old female who is released, 12/04/20;
Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is released, 12/04/20;
Pulaski: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 9-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 1-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 6 months-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 9-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 38-year-old male who is released, 12/04/20;
Taylor: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 57-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 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 1 month-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

As you may be aware the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated their quarantine guidance for contacts last week, additionally the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) released guidance to mirror the new CDC guidance. For more information: Tested Positive for COVID-19? Close Contact?

In summary, if you’ve been exposed to COVID19:

Quarantine for 14 days; especially if you are going to be around people that are high-risk for the virus (i.e. elderly, people with comorbidities, immunocompromised),
Quarantine for 10 days if you have NO symptoms,
Quarantine for 7 days if you have a negative COVID-19 test on or after Day 5 and have NO symptoms.
The deaths we report today are an 80-year-old female from Adair who had been hospitalized; and an 87-year-old female long-term resident from Russell who had been hospitalized.

We added 9 more new cases today over last Sunday, and have 26 more active cases. Our active cases at 1,190, are an all-time high. 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 9,600 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 202,955 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 200,632 statewide plus 2,323 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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