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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 10/27/2020
By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department
Seven of our counties remain in the "red-critical" range: Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne. The other 3 are in the "orange-accelerated" range of community-spread, Casey, McCreary, and Pulaski.
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.
Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 5.97%.
Where are cases spreading: The most common areas where we are seeing cases spread are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Family, and Places of Worship.
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 59 today: Adair: 10; Casey: 5; Clinton: 9; Cumberland: 2; Green: 2; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 11; Russell: 8; Taylor: 7; and, Wayne: 4. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.016. This means our total case count is projected to double every 44.79 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:
We are happy we released 4 more cases today than we added new one. However, our hospitalizations went up by 2.
Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 81 deaths resulting in a 1.94% mortality rate (about 1 in 52) among known cases. This compares with a 1.43% mortality rate at the state level, and a 2.59% morality rate at the national level.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 31 cases in the hospital. This is 2 more than yesterday. The most hospitalizations we have had at any one time was 35 on 10/20/2020. We have had a total of 326 hospitalizations resulting in a 7.8% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 13) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 6.97%. The latest state data shows that 69.02% of ICU beds and 27.61% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 4,181 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 2% 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 63 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 6; Casey: 2; Clinton: 11; Cumberland: 2; Green: 3; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 17; Russell: 6; Taylor: 7; and, Wayne: 7. In all, we have released 86.2% of our total cases.
Active (Current) Cases: We released 4 more cases today than we added new cases. Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 496 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.
The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 4,181 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 99,881 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 99,637 statewide plus 244 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.
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