17 new cases of COVID-19 in RC Thursday

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 11.93%.

Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 276 deaths resulting in a 1.84% mortality rate (about 1 in 54) among known cases. This compares with a 0.98% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.69% mortality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 62 cases* in the hospital. This is 11 less than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 851 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.68% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.89%. The latest data shows that 95.56% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 26.7% of ventilator capacity 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 14,987 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 7.17% 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 331 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 22; Casey: 8; Clinton: 54; Cumberland: 18; Green: 6; McCreary: 31; Pulaski: 89; Russell: 20; Taylor: 31; and, Wayne: 52. In all, we have released 90.8% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 88 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 1,096 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, 1,338.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Schools, Family, and Long-term Care/Residential Facilities. We have had 59 cases tied to Christmas gaterings, 43 tied to Thanksgiving gatherings, and 5 tied to New Year’s events. 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 243 today: Adair: 11; Casey: 9; Clinton: 33; Cumberland: 14; Green: 8; McCreary: 25; Pulaski: 54; Russell: 17; Taylor: 34; and, Wayne: 38. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.013. This means our total case count is projected to double every 54.79 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases. Today’s new cases include:

Adair: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 82-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 5-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 2m-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Casey: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 39-year-old male who is released, resolved;
Clinton: A 23-year-old male who is released, resolved;
Clinton: A 19-year-old male who is released, resolved;
Clinton: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 46-year-old female who is released, resolved;
Clinton: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 10-year-old female who is released, resolved;
Clinton: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 45-year-old female who is released, resolved;
Clinton: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 33-year-old female who is released, resolved;
Clinton: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A -year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 52-year-old female who is released, resolved;
Clinton: A 54-year-old female who is released, resolved;
Cumberland: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Cumberland: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Cumberland: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 78-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 54-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 82-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 74-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 48-year-old male who is released, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 81-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Russell: A 53-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 82-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Russell: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Russell: A 75-year-old female who is released, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Russell: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 21 Months-old male who is released, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 79-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 49-year-old female who is released, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 13-year-old female who is released, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 71-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 6-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 88-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 12-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 80-year-old female who is released, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 86-year-old male who is released, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 22-year-old female who is released, 1/06/21;
Wayne: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 21-year-old female who is released, 1/06/21;
Wayne: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 34-year-old male who is released, 1/06/21;
Wayne: A 7months-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 3months-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 6-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

The Clinton and Pulaski numbers will be off by 1 each today as we have removed a duplicate entry in each county. Also, the Casey numbers will be off by 2 as we have removed 2 duplicate entries there.

Our new case rate is considerably higher than the state rate, so 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 14,987 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 292,447 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 291,430 statewide plus 1,017 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 with positive cases when ready to be released. 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. Finally, we are working with all community partners regarding vaccination planning.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

LCDHD is currently operating in Phase 1a of our COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. This includes vaccines for healthcare workers and first responders. We are not pre-registering for future vaccination phases at this time, as vaccines are not readily available. Please follow this website and the LCDHD social media sites such as Facebook for details about future vaccine availability once additional vaccine is received. Also, don’t forget about the contract with Walgreens and CVS pharmacies to vaccinate the long-term care facilities and personal care homes — residents and staff.

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