Russell County has highest case count of COVID in area this week

The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported 39 new COVID cases in Russell County this week, up from last week’s total of 27 cases. That total was also the highest number of COVID cases in the Lake Cumberland district for the week.

Nearby Taylor County had 18 cases, Adair County reported 16, Pulaski County recorded 13 cases, Casey County had 12, Wayne County had seven cases, Cumberland County had six cases while Clinton County reported two cases.

The state also reported seven individuals hospitalized in the Lake Cumberland area with COVID-19 with three of those being treated in intensive care units.

The statewide positivity rate has now increased to 8.50 percent.