16 new COVID cases reported in Russell County

The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported 16 new COVID cases in Russell County this week, down from last week’s total of 25.

Neighboring Pulaski County had 40 cases, the most in the Lake Cumberland district this week, while Casey County had 31 cases, Wayne County recorded 18 cases, Adair County reported 13 cases, Taylor County had 12, McCreary County reported 11 cases, Green County had eight cases, Clinton County had four cases, and Cumberland County reported three cases.

The state also reported 13 individuals hospitalized in the Lake Cumberland area with COVID-19 with one of those being treated in an intensive care unit.

The statewide positivity rate is now 7.29 percent.