2 active cases of COVID-19 in RC on Tuesday

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.12%.

Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 453 deaths resulting in a 2% mortality rate (about 1 in 50) among known cases. This compares with a 1.54% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.79% mortality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 11 cases in the hospital. This is equal to what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,269 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.61% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 5.06%. The latest data shows that 68.89% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 20.97% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 22,602 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.82% 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, 0.52% are reinfections, and 1.59% contracted the virus after having received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 5 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 2; Casey: 1; Green: 1; and, McCreary: 1. Pulaski: 2; Russell: -4; and, Taylor: 2. In all, we have released 97.6% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 14 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 79 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, 1,335.

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 Schools. Of our active cases, 8% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 19 today. Our new cases are as follows: Adair: 1; Casey: 2; Green: 4; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 8; Russell: -3; and, Taylor: 5. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.0007. This means our total case count is projected to double every 1044.02 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 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown;
Green: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 48-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

A close look at our numbers today may appear that Russell’s numbers are off today. This is because 5 historic cases were converted to suspect cases.

We added more new cases today than for the same time period last week so our 7-day-average incidence rate of new cases per 100,000 went up. The map below shows the intensity of the current spread.

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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