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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 12/22/2020

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

On an exciting note, the COVID-19 vaccine is starting to flow into our district. The process of vaccinating nursing home residents and staff has begun and will hopefully be continuing over the next few weeks. The Local Health Departments have started receiving vaccine and will begin vaccinating medical staff and support staff of medical practices. The hospitals are also expected to receive vaccine and will vaccinate their staff and other identified priority groups.

Getting the nursing home staff and residents vaccinated will help tremendously. Despite being only about 8% of our total cases, this group makes up about 65% of our total deaths and 27% of our total hospitalizations.

Getting area medical and medical support staff vaccinated will ensure our medical infrastructures can continue to function.

Keep in mind, all of this is in Phase 1a of the vaccination plan. Vaccination opportunities will be expanded as more vaccine becomes available. Please be patient and watch our Daily Brief and social media posts for breaking information.

Until the vaccine is widely available, 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: 8.48%.

Deaths: We regret we must report 8 new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 224 deaths resulting in a 1.79% mortality rate (about 1 in 56) among known cases. This compares with a 0.99% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.77% 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 77 cases* in the hospital. This is 16 less than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 742 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.92% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 17) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 5.12%. The latest data shows that 87% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 24.1% 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 12,538 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 6% 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 136 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 4; Casey: 3; Clinton: 10; Cumberland: 4; Green: 10; McCreary: 16; Pulaski: 48; Russell: 10; Taylor: 11; and, Wayne: 20. In all, we have released 89.8% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 39 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 1,053 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, 1,337.

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 Schools. Of our active cases, 7% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 183 today: Adair: 5; Casey: 11; Clinton: 14; Cumberland: 4; Green: 9; McCreary: 41; Pulaski: 50; Russell: 11; Taylor: 17; and, Wayne: 21. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.016. This means our total case count is projected to double every 45.05 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/17/2020 when we added 292 cases. Today's new cases include:
  • Adair: A 43-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 43-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 82-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 45-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 51-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 19-year-old female who is released, unknown;
  • Casey: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, unknown;
  • Casey: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 74-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 84-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 2-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 5-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 76-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Cumberland: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Cumberland: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Cumberland: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Cumberland: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 61-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Green: A 46-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 32-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Green: A 10-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 73-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 52-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 74-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 26-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 38-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 57-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 53-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 9-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 79-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 59-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 33-year-old female who is hospitalized, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 15-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 71-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 62-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 83-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 3m-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 66-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 52-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 4-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 70-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 33-year-old female who is released, 12/01/20;
  • Pulaski: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 64-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 35-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 90-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 90-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 58-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 23-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 25-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 71-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 77-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 70-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 70-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown;
  • Pulaski: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 1-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 69-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 60-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 24-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 54-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Russell: A 55-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 27-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 23-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 14-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Russell: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 45-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 20-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 7-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 59-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 15-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 77-year-old male who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 21-year-old male who is self-isolated, unknown;
  • Taylor: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 72-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 4-year-old male who is released, 12/16/20;
  • Taylor: A 17-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 66-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 47-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 83-year-old female who is deceased, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 22-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 20-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 25-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 31-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 64-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, 12/18/20;
  • Wayne: A 56-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 29-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 18-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 69-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 66-year-old male who is deceased, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 28-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 54-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Wayne: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
The deaths we announce today are: an 85-year-old male from Clinton; a 69-year-old male from Cumberland who had been hospitalized; a 76-year-old male from Green; a 64-year-old male long-term care resident from McCreary; a 90-year-old long-term care resident from Pulaski; a 92-year-old female long-term care resident from Taylor; a 65-year-old male from Wayne who had been hospitalized, and an 83-year-old female from Wayne who had been hospitalized.

Unfortunately, for the second day in a row, our new cases are up compared to this time last week. Whatever decline we seemed to be enjoying, now seems to be over.

The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 12,538 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 247,969 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 247,344 statewide plus 625 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 with positive cases when ready to be released. 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. Finally, we are working with all community partners regarding vaccination planning.


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