Five new cases of COVID-19 in RC on Tuesday

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 4.76%.

Deaths: We regret we must report 1 new death today. We have experienced a total of 360 deaths resulting in a 1.77% mortality rate (about 1 in 56) among known cases. This compares with a 1.15% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.8% 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 37 cases in the hospital. This is 1 less than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,124 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.51% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.74%. The latest data shows that 97.78% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 19.35% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 20,382 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 9.76% 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 48 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 5; Casey: 1; Clinton: 2; Cumberland: 1; Green: 3; Pulaski: 12; Russell: 6; Taylor: 15; and, Wayne: 3. In all, we have released 96.7% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 1 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 311 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): Family, Businesses, Schools, and Jail/Prison Related. Of our active cases, 4% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 48 today: Adair: 9; Casey: 3; Clinton: 3; Green: 5; McCreary: 7; Pulaski: 10; Russell: 5; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 2. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.002. This means our total case count is projected to double every 311.44 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 68-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 12-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;
Casey: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 21-year-old male who is released, 3/01/21;
Clinton: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 28-year-old female who is released, 3/01/21;
Green: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Green: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 68-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Green: A 75-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 5-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 74-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 64-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 37-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 67-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Russell: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 17-year-old female who is released, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 48-year-old male who is released, 3/01/21;
Wayne: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

The death we report today is a 69-year-old female from Adair who had been hospitalized.

For the district, we added fewer cases today than last Tuesday, so our 7-day average incidence rate down slightly. We now have 1 county in the yellow “community-spread” range, Casey. We have 6 counties in the “orange-critical” range of community-spread: Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, Pulaski, Russell, and Wayne. We have 3 counties in the “red-critical” range of community-spread: Green, McCreary, and Taylor.

 

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