COVID death reported in Russell County on Wednesday

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.77%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today. We have experienced a total of 431 deaths resulting in a 1.92% 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. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 18 cases in the hospital. This is 2 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,242 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.55% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.95%. The latest data shows that 86.67% 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 22,395 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.72% 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, 0.5% are reinfections, and 1.37% contracted the virus after having received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 25 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 12; Casey: 3; Green: 1; Pulaski: 3; Russell: 1; and, Taylor: 5. In all, we have released 97.4% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 2 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 159 active cases in our district across 9 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): Family, Businesses, Schools, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 6% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 28 today: Adair: 9; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 9; Russell: 2; Taylor: 6; and, Wayne: 1. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.001. This means our total case count is projected to double every 676.55 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 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 46-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Adair: A 13-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Adair: A 10-year-old female who is released, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 8-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Adair: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 3-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 50-year-old male who is hospitalized, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 9 months -old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 71-year-old male who is released, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 10-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

The death we report today is a 63-year-old female from Russell who had been released from public health observation as no longer contagious but later succumbed to lasting complications from the illness.

We had fewer new cases today compared to the same time period last week which caused our 7-day-average incidence rate of new cases per 100,000 to decline. Today, our 7-day average incidence rate chart is showing 1 county in the “green-on-track range”, Wayne; 5 counties in the “yellow-community-spread” category, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, and Russell; 3 counties in the “orange-accelerated” range of community-spread: Casey, Pulaski, and 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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