10 active cases of COVID-19 in Russell County

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.62%.

Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 432 deaths resulting in a 1.93% mortality rate (about 1 in 52) among known cases. This compares with a 1.47% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.78% mortality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 12 cases in the hospital. This is 3 less than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,244 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.55% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.96%. The latest data shows that 84.44% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 14.52% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 22,433 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.74% of our total population has 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. Of our total cases, 0.49% are reinfections, and 1.41% contracted the virus after having received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 36 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 10; Casey: 3; Green: 1; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 9; Russell: 3; Taylor: 7; and, Wayne: 1. In all, we have released 97.5% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 21 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 122 active cases in our district across 8 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 Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 3% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 15 today: Adair: 6; Casey: 1; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 4; Russell: 1; and, Taylor: 2. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.001. This means our total case count is projected to double every 815.78 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 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 71-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 10-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 4-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;

We added 133 new cases this week compared to 196 last week through Friday. This caused our 7-day-average incidence rate of new cases per 100,000 to decline. We experienced 2 COVID-19 related deaths this week. We have 12 cases hospitalized today compared to 12 last Friday. We have 122 active cases today compared to 170 last Friday. Our 7-day-average incidence per 100,000 is 9.075 today compared to 13.374 last Friday. So, all in all, very good news across the board.

Today, our 7-day average incidence rate chart is showing 2 counties in the “green-on-track range”, Cumberland, and Wayne; 6 counties in the “yellow-community-spread” category, Casey, Clinton, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, and Russell; 1 county in the “orange-accelerated” range of community-spread: Taylor; and 1 county in the “red-critical” range, Adair.

On Track (Less Than 1 per 100K)Community Spread (Greater than 1-10 per 100K)Accelerated Spread (Greater than 10-25 per 100K)Critical (25 plus per 100K)
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