12 new cases of COVID-19 in RC on Monday

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 6.6%.

Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 352 deaths resulting in a 1.76% mortality rate (about 1 in 57) among known cases. This compares with a 1.12% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.77% mortality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 45 cases in the hospital. This is 3 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,103 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.52% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.69%. The latest data shows that 91.11% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 28.33% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 19,976 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 9.56% 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 134 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 13; Casey: 5; Clinton: 7; Cumberland: 3; Green: 7; McCreary: 15; Pulaski: 38; Russell: 10; Taylor: 24; and, Wayne: 12. In all, we have released 96.3% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 22 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 390 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, 1,342.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Schools, Family, and Jail/Prison Related. Of our active cases, 11% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 112 today: Adair: 7; Casey: 5; Clinton: 5; Cumberland: 1; Green: 7; McCreary: 8; Pulaski: 25; Russell: 12; Taylor: 36; and, Wayne: 6. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.003. This means our total case count is projected to double every 243.46 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 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 9-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;
Casey: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Green: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Green: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 20-year-old female who is released, 2/19/21;
McCreary: A 83-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 2months-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 22-year-old female who is released, 2/21/21;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 8-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 male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 70-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 78-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 80-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 71-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Russell: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 50-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 4-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 34-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Taylor: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 4-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 26-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Taylor: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 71-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 78-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 72-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Wayne: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 12-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

A close look at our data may appear that Pulaski and Taylor’s numbers are off. This is because we moved 1 case from Pulaski to Taylor.

We added more cases today than last Monday. This could be due to more people being tested post-blizzard. It will be next week before we can really see if our case rates are continuing to go down. In any event, our district-wide 7-day average incidence rate went up slightly today.

We now have 5 counties in the “orange-critical” range of community-spread: Casey, Clinton, McCreary, Pulaski, and Wayne. Only 5 counties are in the “red-critical” range of community-spread: Adair, Cumberland, Green, Russell, and Taylor. Last week, all 10 of our 10 counties were in the “red-critical” range of community-spread.

With more and more vaccine sites opening and more and more vaccine coming into our area, the end of this pandemic is approaching. To prevent a resurgence of the disease, 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 19,976 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 398,212 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 397,526 statewide plus 686 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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