Russell County has 72 active COVID cases

Of today’s 85 reported cases, 64 (75%) were unvaccinated and 15 of today’s cases (18%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven’t, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 8.97%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 17 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 769 deaths resulting in a 1.76% mortality rate (about 1 in 57) among known cases. This compares with a 1.42% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.6% 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 87 cases in the hospital. This is 6 less than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,818 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.16% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 24) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.17%. The latest data shows that 93.48% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 26.67% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 43,699 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 20.92% 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.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 182 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 21; Casey: 6; Clinton: 20; Cumberland: 12; Green: 5; McCreary: 8; Pulaski: 42; Russell: 24; Taylor: 20; and, Wayne: 24. In all, we have released 96.9% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 114 more than the new cases we added since our last report. This leaves us with 604 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,711.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Family, Businesses, and Medical Facilities.

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 85 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 10; Casey: 5; Clinton: 4; Cumberland: 4; Green: 1; McCreary: 12; Pulaski: 14; Russell: 9; Taylor: 18; and, Wayne: 8. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00202. This means our total case count is projected to double every 343.87 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.

The deaths reported tonight include one Pulaski County resident (unvaccinated). The remaining 16 deaths reported were sent to us from a state audit of death certificate data. They include:  one Adair County resident (vaccinated), two Casey County residents (both unvaccinated), one Clinton County resident (unvaccinated), one Green County resident (unvaccinated), three McCreary County residents (2 unvaccinated, 1 partially vaccinated), 5 Pulaski County residents (all unvaccinated), and three Taylor County residents (1 partially vaccinated, 2 fully vaccianted).

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 29,545 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 95.08% were unvaccinated.

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