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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief and Vaccine Update 12/16/2020

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Covid-19 vaccine is arriving in Kentucky! You may have seen images this week of Kentuckians beginning to receive the new COVID vaccine. This is an incredibly exciting and hopeful development. The first vaccine that has been approved for distribution is the Pfizer vaccine.

While we did not receive any of this vaccine in Lake Cumberland in this first shipment, we are anticipating receiving the next approved vaccine (Moderna) possibly within the next week or two. The first doses are expected to be available in very small numbers and will be reserved for health care workers, first responders and long term care residents and staff, initially.

LCDHD is continuing to actively plan for receipt and distribution of vaccine with our community partners. We will certainly be sharing more information VERY soon, but for now, please continue to be patient and stay healthy!

Unfortunately, we added more cases today than we released historic cases. Also, today's new case count is equivalent to last Wednesday's numbers. Let's hope tomorrow is better so we can continue to see the down-turn in cases we have been experiencing so far this week. So please, let's all 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: 8.57%.

Deaths: We are sad to report 3 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 192 deaths resulting in a 1.67% mortality rate (about 1 in 60) among known cases. This compares with a 0.98% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.82% mortality rate at the national level. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 98 cases* in the hospital. This is 9 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 690 hospitalizations resulting in a 6% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 17) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 5.08%. The latest data shows that 97.8% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 27.6% of ventilator capicity is being utilized. (*This number is an estimation. Due to the high numbers, we only check with the hospitals on Fridays now. Therefore, the best time to see the most accurate hospital data will be in the Saturday News Brief.)

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 11,491 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 5.5% 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 180 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 32; Casey: 7; Clinton: 7; Cumberland: 10; Green: 9; McCreary: 12; Pulaski: 38; Russell: 30; Taylor: 19; and, Wayne: 16. In all, we have released 87.7% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 48 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 1217 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district's 10 counties. On 12/10/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1336.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Family, Long-term Care/Residential Facilities, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 8% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 231 today: Adair: 16; Casey: 7; Clinton: 21; Cumberland: 6; Green: 10; McCreary: 29; Pulaski: 67; Russell: 20; Taylor: 17; and, Wayne: 38. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.016. This means our total case count is projected to double every 43.26 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/02/2020 when we added 288 cases. Today's new cases include:
  • Adair: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Adair: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 59-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 46-year-old female who is released, 12/15/20;
  • Casey: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 10-year-old female who is self-isolated, Lost to follow up;
  • Casey: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 77-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 15-year-old male who is released, Asymptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 85-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 84-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 12-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 76-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Cumberland: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Cumberland: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Cumberland: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Cumberland: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Cumberland: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Cumberland: A 71-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 67-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 82-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Green: A 80-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 44-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 51-year-old male who is released, 12/15/20;
  • McCreary: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 33-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 1-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 16-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 39-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 8-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 18-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 80-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 47-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 76-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 49-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 71-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 44-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 37-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 50-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 85-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 85-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 82-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 2-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 13-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 32-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 71-year-old male who is released, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 84-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 12-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 1-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 80-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 59-year-old male who is released, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, Unknown;
  • Russell: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 82-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 57-year-old male who is released, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown;
  • Taylor: A 30-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 68-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 9-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 22-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 56-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 39-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 6-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 60-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 53-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 73-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 62-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 42-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 57-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
The deaths we report today are: a 99-year-old female long-term care resident from Adair; a 92-year-old female long-term care resident from Russell who had been released from public health observation as no longer contagious, but later succumbed to lasting complications from the disease; and a 90-year-old male long-term care resident from Russell.

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 11,491 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 232,008 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 230,693 statewide plus 1,315 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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