Deaths: We are sad to report 2 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 44 deaths resulting in a 3.4% mortality rate among known cases. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 7 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 123 hospitalizations resulting in a 9.4% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 63% of ICU beds and 24% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.
Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 15 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include: Adair: 1; Cumberland: 1; Green: 3; Pulaski: 9; and, Wayne: 1. In all, we have released 75.4% of our total cases.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 1,303 cases since the onset of the outbreak.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 276 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. Of those active cases, 47 are asymptomatic.
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 18 today: Adair: 1; Clinton: 1; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 4; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 7. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.03. This means our total case count is projected to double every 27.17 days.
- Adair: 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
- Clinton: 75-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
- McCreary: 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
- Pulaski: 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
- Pulaski: 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, missing info
- Pulaski: 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
- Pulaski: 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
- Taylor: 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
- Taylor: 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
- Taylor: 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
- Taylor: 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
- Wayne: 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
- Wayne: 67-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
- Wayne: 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
- Wayne: 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
- Wayne: 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
- Wayne: 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
- Wayne: 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
We experienced two COVID-19 related deaths today: an 82-year-old female from Clinton; and, a 70-year-old male from Pulaski. This pushes our mortality rate back above that of the state and national averages. Obviously, this is not how we want to see our hospitalization numbers reduced. We added three more new cases today than we released cases as recovered.
For the second week in a row, our new case growth rate exceeded that of the state’s average growth rate. Kentucky ends the week with the second highest week of growth since the onset of the outbreak. For the Lake Cumberland area, it was our largest week of growth. We also ended the week with our largest number of active cases since the onset of the outbreak (276 total – 26 higher than last Saturday). We saw four COVID-19 related deaths this week.
The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 1,303 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 34,802 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of 08/08/20 (this includes 34,578 statewide plus 224 recently reported cases in Lake Cumberland not in the Governor’s/Department for Public Health’s daily report). Regardless of the confirmed case count for any Lake Cumberland County, we believe COVID-19 to be widespread.
The LCDHD is working tirelessly, including nights and weekends, to identify and contact all those with whom any positive case may have come into close contact, and to follow-up daily with positive cases. Additionally, we are striving diligently to follow-up on business-related complaints regarding noncompliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders.