One new case of COVID-19 in RC on Tuesday

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.52%.

Deaths: We regret we must report 1 new death today. We have experienced a total of 436 deaths resulting in a 1.94% 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 17 cases in the hospital. This is 3 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,252 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.57% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.96%. The latest data shows that 68.89% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 16.13% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 22,452 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.76% 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 1.48% contracted the virus after having received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 19 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 5; Green: 3; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 7; and, Taylor: 3. In all, we have released 97.6% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 9 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 107 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): Businesses, Family, Medical Facilities, and Schools. 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 29 today: Casey: 5; Cumberland: 1; Green: 4; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 7; Russell: 1; and, Taylor: 9. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.001. This means our total case count is projected to double every 929.78 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:

Casey: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 7-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Casey: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Casey: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Casey: A 65-year-old male who is hospitalized, Asymptomatic;
Cumberland: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 61-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Green: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Green: A 32-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Green: A 77-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
McCreary: A 49-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 82-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 1-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, Resolved;
Taylor: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

Our total case count numbers may appear off today since we have been removing “suspect” cases that were never ultimately converted to cases.

The death we announce today is a 79-year-old female from McCreary who had been hospitalized.

We added fewer cases today than for the same time period last week causing our 7-day average incidence rate per 100,000 to go down. Today, our 7-day average incidence rate chart is showing 2 counties in the “green-on-track range”, Clinton, and Wayne; 6 counties in the “yellow-community-spread” category, Casey, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, and Russell; and 2 counties in the “orange-accelerated” range of community-spread: Adair, and Taylor. We are glad not to have any counties in the “red-critical” range.

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