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12 NEW COVID-19 CASES IN LAKE CUMBERLAND DISTRICT; 5 NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS

 
LCDHD COVID-19 REPORT - WED., JUNE 3RD....
 
While we are happy to report no new deaths, it has still been a difficult day. We report 12 new or presumptively new cases today and 5 new hospitalizations. Other than outbreaks at specific facilities, this is one of our toughest days. The new cases are: one from Adair, a 66-year-old female, hospitalized; three from Casey, a 73-year-old female, hospitalized, a 53-year-old female and a 20-year-old female; one from Clinton, a 50-year-old male, hospitalized; one from Green, a 77-year-old female, hospitalized; one from Pulaski, a 45-year-old female; four from Russell, a 15-year-old female, a 33-year-old male, an 80-year-old female, and a 54-year-old male; and, one from Wayne, a 79-year-old male. We are now up to 22 active cases in our district across 8 counties.
 
The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 243 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 10,421 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across 118 Kentucky Counties as of 06/03/20 (this includes 10,410 statewide plus 11 recently reported cases in Lake Cumberland not in the Governor’s daily report). Regardless of the confirmed case count for any Lake Cumberland County, we believe COVID-19 to be widespread. LCDHD is working to identify and contact all those with whom any positive case may have come into close contact.
 
We had earlier informed the public that yard sales could recommence on May 20th. However, following the Governor’s comments today, we must rescind that. We’re sorry for any confusion or frustration this may have caused.
 
From our COVID-19 page on our LCDHD website, we have added a way for the public to take and upload pictures of business non-compliance regarding employee social distancing or mask usage (employee, not public non-compliance). The scale of enforcement is very large, and this will help us with administering some remote enforcement.
 
With twenty-two current active cases in our district, our concern is growing that a second wave of COVID-19 is underway. The daily growth rate in the world today is 1.11 (meaning, however many current cases there are today, that will double in about 6.6 days). Please use good judgment to protect yourself and those you love. Avoiding crowds as much as possible remains your best way to reduce your risk. Washing your hands with soap and water often and thoroughly, wearing a mask when out in public, staying home if you have a fever or are coughing, increasing sanitation, and avoiding touching your face further reduces your risk.