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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 9/4/2020

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Overall, we have fairly positive information today. While we did have several more long-term care cases, we did release 2 more cases than we added new cases. We also had no deaths today, and our hospitalizations were down by one. Our overall hospitalization rate at 9.1 is below the state average at 9.2. Our mortality rate at 2.9 is between the national average (3.0) and the state average (1.9).

We only have one county (Green) in the "red-critical growth" range. We still have four in the "orange-accelerated spread" range (Adair, McCreary, Pulaski, and Russell). We have no counties in the "green-on track" range. The remainder of our counties are in the "yellow-community spread" range. The projected "days to double" our total cases have increased to just over 37 days.

Please help us slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing your face covering, avoiding crowds (especially in confined spaces), social distancing when around others, increasing your hand hygiene, increasing your general sanitation, and by avoiding the touching of your face.



Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 63 deaths resulting in a 2.9% mortality rate among known cases.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 17 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 197 hospitalizations resulting in a 9.1% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 69% of ICU beds and 26% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 48 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 4; Casey: 1; Clinton: 1; Cumberland: 1; Green: 7; McCreary: 8; Pulaski: 6; Russell: 8; Taylor: 10; and, Wayne: 2. In all, we have released 79% of our total cases.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 2,169 cases since the onset of the outbreak.

Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 393 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district's 10 counties.

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 46 today: Adair: 5; Clinton: 4; Green: 5; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 24; Russell: 4; and, Taylor: 3. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.019. This means our total case count is projected to double every 37.48 days. The new cases include:
  • Adair: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Adair: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Adair: A 29-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Adair: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Adair: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Clinton: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Clinton: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Clinton: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Clinton: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Green: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • McCreary: A 77-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • McCreary: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 76-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 92-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 77-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 86-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 79-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 90-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 95-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 85-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 88-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 98-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 84-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 92-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 91-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 78-year-old male who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Pulaski: A 87-year-old female who is self-isolated, asymptomatic
  • Russell: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Russell: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Russell: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Russell: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
  • Taylor: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
A close look at the data above would lead one to believe the McCreary numbers are off. The discrepancy is because one case reported yesterday as from McCreary County was from out of our region. A day or two ago I mentioned two deaths in Pulaski that might end up being ruled as COVID-19 related deaths. We now know COVID-19 was not counted as the primary cause of death for either of those cases.

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 2,169 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 51,731 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 51,677 statewide plus 65 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.



This story was posted on 2020-09-05 07:32:13
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