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COVID-19 update: new record number of cases set

Highlights from Friday night's Lake Cumberland District Health Department report:

- One in every 14 people from our district who contract COVID-19 end up hospitalized.

- The mortality rate for COVID-19 remains high, killing about 1 in 59 cases.

- Nine of our district’s ten counties are now in the “red-critical” range: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Taylor, and Wayne.

Total case count has increased by 112 today: Adair: 16; Casey: 10; Clinton: 8; Cumberland: 2; Green: 7; McCreary: 7; Pulaski: 30; Russell: 2; Taylor: 19; and, Wayne: 11. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.018. This means our total case count is projected to double every 38.7 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was today, 11/06/2020.

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.

This story was posted on 2020-11-07 03:52:32
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