One new case of COVID-19 in RC on Saturday

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.49%.

Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 444 deaths resulting in a 1.97% mortality rate (about 1 in 51) among known cases. This compares with a 1.48% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.79% mortality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 17 cases in the hospital. This is equal to what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,259 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.59% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.97%. The latest data shows that 73.33% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 17.74% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 22,508 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.78% 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, 0.51% are reinfections, and 1.52% contracted the virus after having received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 30 cases Friday from isolation.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Family, Businesses, Medical Facilities, and Long-term Care/Residential Facilities. Of our active cases, 12% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 12 on Friday: Our current new case growth rate is: 1.0007. This means our total case count is projected to double every 983.92 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases. Friday’s new cases include:

Adair: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 71-year-old female who is hospitalized, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 1-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

We added 107 new cases this week compared to 133 last week. Two COVID-19 deaths occurred during this week. We had 86 active cases on Friday compared to 115 last Friday. We have 17 hospitalized cases compared to 10 last Friday. Our 7-day-average incidence rate was 7.30 this Friday compared to 9.07 last Friday. Our vaccinated numbers are creeping up, but we still have no counties above the state average uptake rate. So, other than the vaccination information, very good news.

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