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Tuesday Covid-19 Update

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 8.83%.

Deaths: We regret we must report 2 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 330 deaths resulting in a 1.81% mortality rate (about 1 in 55) among known cases. This compares with a 1.04% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.69% 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 43 cases in the hospital. This is 15 less than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,031 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.64% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.58%. The latest data shows that 97.78% of Lake Cumberland’s ICU beds are filled, and 28.33% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 18,268 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 8.75% 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 102 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 5; Casey: 6; Clinton: 3; Cumberland: 1; Green: 2; McCreary: 9; Pulaski: 35; Russell: 6; Taylor: 20; and, Wayne: 15. In all, we have released 94% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 44 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 769 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, 1,341.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Schools, Family, and Medical Facilities. We have had 66 cases tied to Christmas gaterings, 43 tied to Thanksgiving gatherings, and 15 tied to New Year’s events. Of our active cases, 9% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 148 today: Adair: 6; Casey: 12; Clinton: 10; Cumberland: 5; Green: 6; McCreary: 9; Pulaski: 51; Russell: 13; Taylor: 24; and, Wayne: 12. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.007. This means our total case count is projected to double every 103.3 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 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 43-year-old male who is released, 1/28/21;
Adair: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Adair: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Adair: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 60-year-old female who is deceased, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Casey: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 11-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 6-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Clinton: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 4-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Clinton: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Cumberland: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 3-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Green: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
McCreary: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
McCreary: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 21-year-old male who is hospitalized, Asymptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 1-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 75-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 63-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 2-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 9-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 77-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 1-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 84-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 8-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Pulaski: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Russell: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Russell: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 9-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
Taylor: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 72-year-old female who is deceased, still symptomatic;
Taylor: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 29-year-old male who is released, Resolved;
Wayne: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
Wayne: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

The deaths we report today are: a 60-year-old individual from Casey, and a 72-year-old individual from Taylor who had been hospitalized.

Today we took appointments for the 700 COVID-19 vaccination slots we had available from the one-time push of vaccine from the state. We had 20 phone lines and several operators taking calls. All the appointment slots were filled in the first 2 and a half hours. In the first hour alone, we had over 50,000 attempted dial-ins. Over the full 2 and a half hours we had 110,000 attempted dial-ins. We apologize for those who could not get though, or for those who got through but were not able to speak to an operator before your call was dropped. In the future, should we get additional vaccine allocated to us, we will try to tweak our queue system so those who do get through will be able to remain on hold until an operator picks up.

As the Director of the District Health Department, as you can imagine, my time is and has been of high demand ever since COVID-19 entered our district in March. I can’t possibly respond to every email and phone call from people who would like to correspond with me. I post daily all COVID-19 related information via this Daily Brief and have set up a call center at the health department to answer the public’s questions.

Unfortunately, we added more new cases today than last Tuesday; thus our 7-day average incidence rate went up slightly. All 10 of our counties remain in the “red critical” range of community spread. Until the vaccine is widely available, 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 touching our faces.

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 18,268 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 367,593 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 366,938 statewide plus 655 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 COVID-19 guidance. 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.

For more statistics and local data go to LCDHD COVID-19 Information.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status

The Governor announced four new sites where vaccines for Phase 1a and 1b, including 70 and older, will be opening. More sites will be opening in the weeks to come. You may call 1-855-598-2246, or visit vaccine.ky.gov to find out if you are eligible and where you can receive the vaccine. Remember, supplies are still limited, it may take several weeks to secure an appointment.

Locally, through a contract with the federal government, Walgreens and CVS pharmacies continue to vaccinate the long-term care facilities and personal care homes — residents and staff.

Five hundred prime/1st dose vaccines are coming into the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital each week for folks in the 1a and 1b group, including those 70 and older. Their COVID-19 hotline phone number is 1-844-675-3390.

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department has no more available appointments for 1st/Prime dose COVID-19 vaccine and haven’t been promised additional vaccine into the future. Therefore, we are not keeping any sort of waiting list.

Though the federal program, Operation Warp Speed, beginning next week, Green River Pharmacy in Casey will be receiving 100 doses per week for folks in the 1a and 1b group, including those 70 and older. Their number is 606-787-2100. I understand they have already booked all the appointment slots for next week.

Also, select providers are receiving vaccine for school staff.

Counties where 1st Dose School Clinics are Complete/Largely Complete

  • Taylor County the week of 1/8/21 by Taylor Regional Hospital with approximately 300 vaccinations administered.
  • Casey County on 1/20/21 by Cumberland Family Medical with approximately 150 vaccinations administered.
  • Adair County on 1/22/21 by Cumberland Family Medical with approximately 200 vaccinations administered.
  • Clinton County on 1/22/21 by Cumberland Family Medical with approximately 160 vaccinations administered.
  • Cumberland County on 1/27/21 by Cumberland Family Medical with approximately 100 vaccinations administered.
  • Russell County on 1/28/21 by Cumberland Family Medical with approximately 300 vaccinations administered.
  • Green County on 1/29/21 by Cumberland Family Medical with approximately 150 vaccinations administered.
  • Wayne County on 2/1/21 by Cumberland Family Medical with approximately 280 vaccinations administered.

Counties where 1st Dose School Clinics are in Progress

  • Pulaski is in progress and is being handled by Lake Cumberland Medical Associates.

Counties where 1st Dose School Clinics are Scheduled

  • McCreary County will receive vaccines during the week of 2/1/21 and is being handled by Kroger.

As we learn more, we will post it.

https://www.lcdhd.org/info-tools/health-assessments-and-statistics/health_report_card/covid19-state-wide-outbreak-2/covid-19-media-public/daily-brief/

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