20 new cases of COVID-19 in RC on Tuesday

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 9.63%.

Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 316 deaths resulting in a 1.81% mortality rate (about 1 in 55) among known cases. This compares with a 1% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.67% mortality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 61 cases in the hospital. This is 4 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 982 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.63% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.57%. The latest data shows that 97.78% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 33.33% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 17,431 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 8.34% 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 106 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 5; Casey: 8; Clinton: 10; Cumberland: 9; Green: 6; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 40; Russell: 7; Taylor: 9; and, Wayne: 10. In all, we have released 93.7% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 12 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 784 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, 1,341.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Schools, Family, and Medical Facilities. We have had 66 cases tied to Christmas gaterings, 43 tied to Thanksgiving gatherings, and 15 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 118 today: Adair: 5; Casey: 9; Clinton: 8; Cumberland: 8; Green: 4; McCreary: 9; Pulaski: 22; Russell: 20; Taylor: 25; and, Wayne: 8. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.007. This means our total case count is projected to double every 96.56 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 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 64-year-old female who is released, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 63-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Casey: A 83-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Casey: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Casey: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Cumberland: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 10-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 4-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 12-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 41-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 78-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 2-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 10-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Russell: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 75-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 88-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 81-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Russell: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Russell: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 3 m-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 4-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 62-year-old female who is released, 1/25/21;
Wayne: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;

A close look at our numbers will appear that Casey and Wayne’s numbers are off today. This is because we removed a duplicate from each.

We are happy to report no new deaths today.

Today, on the global scale, though, 100 million total cases was surpassed. At the local level, for the second day in a row, new cases were lower this week than last. Thus, our 7-day-average incidence rate for our district lowered slightly. Unfortunately, all 10 or our district’s 10 counties remain in the “red-critical” range of community-spread.

Until the vaccine is widely available, 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 17,431 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 351,138 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 350,528 statewide plus 610 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 COVID-19 guidance. 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.

 

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