Russell County reports 38th death from COVID-19

There have now been 38 deaths from COVID-19 in Russell County, as the Lake Cumberland District Health Department reported that a 77-year-old male who had been hospitalized passed away.

The health department reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Russell County on Thursday. There are now 76 active cases and four individuals hospitalized.

Full report from LCDHD below. 

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 8.37%.

Deaths: We regret we must report 1 new death today. We have experienced a total of 332 deaths resulting in a 1.79% mortality rate (about 1 in 56) among known cases. This compares with a 1.05% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.7% mortality 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 55 cases in the hospital. This is 7 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,044 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.64% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.62%. The latest data shows that 97.78% 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 18,522 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 8.87% 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 104 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 5; Casey: 14; Clinton: 4; Cumberland: 4; Green: 3; McCreary: 15; Pulaski: 29; Russell: 9; Taylor: 18; and, Wayne: 3. In all, we have released 93.9% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 20 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 800 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 67 cases tied to Christmas gaterings, 43 tied to Thanksgiving gatherings, and 15 tied to New Year’s events. 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 125 today: Adair: 4; Casey: 9; Clinton: 10; Cumberland: 1; Green: 6; McCreary: 19; Pulaski: 30; Russell: 13; Taylor: 26; and, Wayne: 7. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.006. This means our total case count is projected to double every 109.73 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 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 77-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 44-year-old male who is released, 2/03/21;
Casey: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;
Casey: A 18-year-old female who is released, 2/03/21;
Casey: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 78-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 31-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Clinton: A 17-year-old female who is released, Asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 77-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 15-year-old female who is released, Asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 77-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 71-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 10-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 81-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 72-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 71-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 10-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 77-year-old male who is deceased, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Russell: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 67-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 9-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 6-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 9-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

The death we report today is a 77-year-old male from Russell who had been hospitalized. Our mortality rate remains high compared to state and national averages.

We released more cases today than last Thursday, so our 7-day average incidence rate has gone down slightly in our district. All 10 or our district’s 10 counties are still 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 18,522 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 372,766 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 372,012 statewide plus 754 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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