No new cases of COVID-19 in RC on Thursday

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.52%.

Deaths: We regret we must report 1 new death today. We have experienced a total of 453 deaths resulting in a 2.01% 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. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 14 cases in the hospital. This is 3 less than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,264 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.6% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.97%. The latest data shows that 88.89% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 19.35% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 22,560 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.8% 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 1.56% contracted the virus after having received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 24 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 2; Casey: 5; Cumberland: 1; Pulaski: 10; Russell: 1; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 1. In all, we have released 97.7% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 1 more case today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 73 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, 1,336.

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 26 today: Adair: 5; Casey: 2; Cumberland: 1; Pulaski: 12; and, Taylor: 6. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.0004. This means our total case count is projected to double every 1609.46 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 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 27-year-old female who is deceased, Expired;
Adair: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Casey: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 28-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 88-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Pulaski: A 92-year-old male who is released, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 10-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 22-year-old female who is released, Resolved;
Taylor: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

The death we report today is a 27-year-old female from Adair who had been hospitalized.

We added more 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.

 

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