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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 07/14/2020

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 25 today: Casey: 5; Cumberland: 1; Green: 6; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 3; Taylor: 5; and, Wayne: 4. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.05. This means our total case count is projected to double every 14.2 days.

The best way to slow the spread of the virus is for everyone to wear a mask when out in public, to avoid crowds, to social distance (stay 6-feet from others), to wash their hands with soap and water often and thoroughly, to stay home if they have a fever or are coughing, to increase sanitation, and to avoid touching their faces.

The new cases include:


  • Casey: A 62-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Casey: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Casey: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Casey: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Casey: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Cumberland: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • McCreary: A 89-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 76-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Wayne: A 64-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic
  • Wayne: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Wayne: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Wayne: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today from Casey. We have experienced a total of 32 deaths resulting in a 4.9% 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 9 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 83 hospitalizations resulting in a 12.7% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 62% of ICU beds and 24% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 11 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include: Adair: 3; Pulaski: 6; and, Taylor: 2. In all, we have released 59.7% of our total cases.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 653 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This has resulted in the health department reaching out to over 2772 individuals during our contact tracing.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 231 active cases in our district across 10 of our 10 counties. Of those active cases, 46 are asymptomatic.

For the third day in a row, we report a death, a 73-year-old male from Casey. We now have active cases in all 10 counties - another first for us (active cases in every county). For those of you that notice the summary above reports 3 new cases for the Pulaski total, but see 4 in the list above, 1 person was removed from yesterday's numbers as a duplicate.

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 653 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 20,354 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of 07/14/20 (this includes 20,223 statewide plus 131 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 to identify and contact all those with whom any positive case may have come into close contact.


This story was posted on 2020-07-15 10:05:28
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