Russell County reports 18 new COVID cases this week

The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported 18 new COVID cases in Russell County this week, a decrease from last week’s total of 24.

Looking at other counties in the Lake Cumberland District, Pulaski County had the most with 42 cases, Wayne County had 32, Taylor County had 27 cases, Adair County and McCreary County each reported 13 cases, Clinton County and Green County each had 10 cases, Cumberland County had nine cases, and Casey County reported seven cases

The state also reported five individuals hospitalized in the Lake Cumberland area with COVID-19. Two patients were reported as being in intensive care units.

The statewide positivity rate has now decreased to 9.93 percent.