LOCAL NEWS

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 11.12%.

Deaths: We regret we must report 3 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 263 deaths resulting in a 1.88% mortality rate (about 1 in 53) among known cases. This compares with a 0.98% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.71% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 79 cases* in the hospital. This is 7 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 819 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.85% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 17) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.96%. The latest data shows that 95.56% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 27.59% of ventilator capacity is being utilized. (*This number is an estimation. Due to the high numbers, we only check with the hospitals on Fridays now. Therefore, the best time to see the most accurate hospital data will be in the Saturday News Brief.)

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 13,997 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 6.7% of our total population have been a confirmed case. However, we do not know how many additional people may have had COVID-19 and were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and never tested.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 212 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 6; Casey: 5; Clinton: 23; Cumberland: 8; Green: 7; McCreary: 11; Pulaski: 82; Russell: 13; Taylor: 22; and, Wayne: 35. In all, we have released 92.3% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 100 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 808 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 12/10/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,340.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Family, Long-term Care/Residential Facilities, and Schools. Of our active cases, 13% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 115 today: Adair: 7; Casey: 6; Clinton: 7; Cumberland: 5; Green: 4; McCreary: 6; Pulaski: 31; Russell: 12; Taylor: 20; and, Wayne: 17. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.011. This means our total case count is projected to double every 64.32 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases. Today’s new cases include:

Adair: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 76-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 64-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Green: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 77-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 79-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 74-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 84-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 82-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 3-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown;
Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 74-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 84-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 40-year-old female who is released, 1/01/21;
Taylor: A 34-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 75-year-old female who is deceased, expired;
Taylor: A 84-year-old female who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;
Taylor: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;
Taylor: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;
Taylor: A 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;
Taylor: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 4-year-old male who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;
Taylor: A 90-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 82-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 7-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Wayne: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 3-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 63-year-old female who is released, 1/02/21;
Wayne: A 68-year-old male who is deceased, expired;
Wayne: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

The deaths we report today are a 75-year-old individual from Taylor County; a 68-year-old individual from Wayne County; and a 73-year-old individual from Wayne County.

We are uncertain when the next COVID-19 vaccine shipments will arrive. After health care workers and nursing home residents and staff, as of today, the next phase will include school staff, first responders, and those who are seventy and older.

All our counties are back in the “Red-Critical” range of community spread. We are still having high numbers of new cases, and high rates of hospitalizations and death, so let’s all do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing our face coverings, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing our hand hygiene, increasing our general sanitation, and by avoiding the touching of our faces.

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 13,997 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 277,432 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 276,826 statewide plus 606 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 with positive cases when ready to be released. Additionally, we are striving diligently to follow-up on business-related complaints regarding noncompliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders. We are also working with any community partner that requests assistance for prevention or post-exposure planning/response. Finally, we are working with all community partners regarding vaccination planning.

https://www.lcdhd.org/2021/01/03/public-information-brief-1-03-21/

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