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LCDHD Covid-19 Update


Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 37 deaths resulting in a 4.1% mortality rate among known cases.

 

Hospitalizations: We presently have 9 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 102 hospitalizations resulting in a 11.2% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 73% of ICU beds and 22% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

 

Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 19 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include: Adair: 1; Casey: 8; Pulaski: 4; Taylor: 3; and, Wayne: 3. In all, we have released 70.9% of our total cases.

 

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 910 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This has resulted in the health department reaching out to over 2780 individuals during our contact tracing.

 

Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 228 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. Of those active cases, 55 are asymptomatic.

 

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 21 today: Casey: 1; Clinton: 2; Cumberland: 3; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 8; Russell: 1; Taylor: 2; and, Wayne: 2. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.03. This means our total case count is projected to double every 23.44 days.

 

NEW CASES INCLUDE:

 

Casey: 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Clinton: 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Clinton: 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Cumberland: 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Cumberland: 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Cumberland: 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

McCreary: 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, missing info

McCreary: 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Pulaski: 79-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Pulaski: 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Russell: 88-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic

Taylor: 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Taylor: 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

Wayne: 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic

Wayne: 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 

Last week we added 164 new cases, this week 163. For the last 3 weeks, our growth rate has been higher than the state average, this week we dropped back below state average. Last Saturday we had 7 cases that had ever been hospitalized, this week, 9 (this is a number we really must watch). Last Saturday we had 265 active cases, this week 228. We experienced 4 deaths this week related to COVID-19, and 3 each the 2 weeks prior. Our growth rate for new cases is now at 1.03 (doubling every 23 days). This was Kentucky’s second highest week of new cases since the outbreak began.

 

Long-term care centers account for 19.2% of where we see cases associated; places of worship, 17.2%; businesses, 16.2%; travel, 16.2%; and, recreation 13.1% (with several other categories with lesser percentages.

 

Our numbers are still high and projected to double every 23 days. Therefore, it continues to be important that each of us remain vigilant when it comes to wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds, social distancing, washing one’s hands frequently, increased sanitation, and with the avoidance of touching one’s face.

 

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