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Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 5.63%.
 
Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 80 deaths resulting in a 1.98% mortality rate (about 1 in 51) among known cases. This compares with a 1.82% mortality rate at the state level, and a 2.62% morality rate at the national level.
 
Hospitalizations: We presently have 31 cases in the hospital. This is equal to yesterday. The most hospitalizations we have had at any one time was 33 on 09/02/2020. We have had a total of 317 hospitalizations resulting in a 7.86% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 13) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 7.19%. The latest state data shows that 70.05% of ICU beds and 27.73% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.
 
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 4,032 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 1.93% 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 49 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 2; Casey: 7; Clinton: 5; Green: 2; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 8; Russell: 9; Taylor: 5; and, Wayne: 10. In all, we have released 85.5% of our total cases.
 
Active (Current) Cases: We added 5 more cases today than we released historic cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 505 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district’s 10 counties. On 10/24/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 505.
 
Where are Cases Tied to: The most common areas to where we are seeing cases tied are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Places of Worship, and Family.
 
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 54 today: Adair: 5; Casey: 3; Clinton: 3; Cumberland: 3; Green: 5; Pulaski: 10; Russell: 3; Taylor: 17; and, Wayne: 5. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.017. This means our total case count is projected to double every 41.97 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 10/22/2020 when we added 80 cases.
 
Today’s new cases include:
  • Adair: A 78-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Adair: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Adair: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Adair: A 55-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
  • Adair: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Casey: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Casey: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Casey: A 78-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Clinton: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Clinton: A 7-year-old female who is released, 10/12/20
  • Clinton: A 3-year-old female who is released, 10/12/20
  • Cumberland: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Cumberland: A 82-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Cumberland: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 75-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 79-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 40-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 55-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Russell: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Russell: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Russell: A 81-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Taylor: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Wayne: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Wayne: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Wayne: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Wayne: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Wayne: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic

 

This has been a very challenging week. After 5 weeks of having a slower growth rate of new cases, our district average once again exceeds that of the state average. Today, we are at our peak number of active cases, 505. At 31, we are 2 away from equaling our record number of hospitalized cases. Remember, the last time we were setting records like this, we were experiencing 3 nursing home clusters. Our present situation is community-spread. Also, we had 3 deaths this week. Obviously, with more cases comes more death and more hospitalizations.
 
At both the state (8,788) and local level (440), this was the highest week of new cases since the onset of the outbreak. Also, we have 83 more active cases today at 505 that we did last week. We continue to have 7 of our 10 counties in the “red-critical” range of community-spread.
 
We saw a lot of cases this week tied to school sports, church related events, and social events like weddings.
 
We can save lives and hospitalizations if, while we await a vaccine, we follow the guidance. Please, let’s all continue to 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 4,032 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 95,682 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 95,480 statewide plus 202 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. We are also working with any community partner that requests assistance for prevention or post-exposure planning/response.
 
For more statistics and local data go to LCDHD COVID-19 Information.
 
 

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