Russell County remains red; health dept. says state map is behind

By looking at the state’s county-by-county map of the current incident report, or more commonly known by the color coding system, one would see that as of yesterday, Russell County was marked as an orange county, an improvement from the red that plagues most of the state.

This map from the Kentucky Department of Public Health shows Russell County as an orange county. The Lake Cumberland District Health Department says the state data is behind and Russell County is actually a red county.

However, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department says that the state map is behind in regard to new cases, and each of the 10 counties within the Lake Cumberland District are currently in the red. That includes Russell County.

The disparity between the two maps is quite significant.

On the map shown above, Russell County’s incidence rate is well below the 25 mark, the threshold that places the county into the red “critical” community spread category.

But the Lake Cumberland District Health Department told WJRS News the more accurate map for counties in the Lake Cumberland District could be found on their website.

Map and information courtesy of Lake Cumberland District Health Department.

That map, shown above, shows Russell County’s current incidence rate strikingly higher, at 93.26.

As the number of cases continue to remain high, it is likely that many counties and health departments across the commonwealth will have these kind of disparities.



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