Russell County with highest COVID numbers in LC district this week

There were 15 new COVID-19 cases in Russell County this week, an increase of 12 from last week’s total of three and the highest in the 10-county Lake Cumberland District, according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Looking at other counties in the Lake Cumberland District, Wayne County had 11 cases, Taylor County had 10 cases, Pulaski County had nine cases, Clinton County had eight cases, Cumberland County had four cases, Green County had three cases, McCreary County and Casey County each reported two cases, and Adair County reported just one case.

However, Russell County and the rest of the 10-county Lake Cumberland District as well as the entire state of Kentucky are “green” this week with virus spread, the lowest level of COVID-19 spread.

Kentucky’s current incidence rate, per 100,000 population, is 3.38 percent. Statewide, there were 1,358 new cases and 56 newly reported deaths this week.