One new case of COVID in Russell County on Thursday

Please bear with us over the next few days as we transition to a new system of reporting. There will potentially be a few kinks to work out.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 10.27%.

Deaths: We regret we must report 1 new death since our last report. We have experienced a total of 478 deaths resulting in a 1.97% mortality rate (about 1 in 51) among known cases. This compares with a 1.5% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.74% 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 29 cases in the hospital. This is 2 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,342 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.54% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.98%. The latest data shows that 93.33% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 23.33% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 24,224 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 11.6% 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, 0.65% are reinfections, and 3.06% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases). In the last week, 11.98% of our new cases were breakthrough cases.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 63 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 7; Casey: 4; Clinton: 3; Cumberland: 2; Green: 8; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 29; Russell: 1; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 3. In all, we have released 95.6% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 73 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 597 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 12/10/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,338.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Travel Related, Schools, and Family. Of our active cases, 17% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 137 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 13; Casey: 24; Clinton: 1; Cumberland: 2; Green: 11; McCreary: 11; Pulaski: 53; Russell: 7; Taylor: 7; and, Wayne: 8. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00359. This means our total case count is projected to double every 193.52 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases.

We are very sad to report one new death in tonight’s report.  This was another Adair County resident. Our hearts break for each one of these losses and their precious families.

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 10,151 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 96.94% were unvaccinated. Below are our area’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average.

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