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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 3/15/2021
By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department
Our total number of new cases went down slightly compared to the last time-interval for this time last week, so our 7-day average incidence rate dropped slightly. We now have 5 counties in the "yellow-community-spread" category, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Russell, and Wayne; 4 counties in the "orange-critical" range of community-spread: Adair, McCreary, Pulaski, and Taylor; and 1 county in the "red-critical" range of community-spread: Green.
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 touching our faces.
Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 3.99%.
Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today. We have experienced a total of 376 deaths resulting in a 1.81% mortality rate (about 1 in 55) among known cases. This compares with a 1.2% 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 26 cases in the hospital. This is 3 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,154 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.54% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.77%. The latest data shows that 93.33% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 24.59% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 20,825 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 9.97% 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 43 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 6; Casey: 2; Clinton: 4; Green: 8; McCreary: 5; Pulaski: 10; Russell: 2; Taylor: 4; and, Wayne: 2. In all, we have released 97.3% of our total cases.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 3 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 176 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, 1,343.
Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Schools, Family, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 6% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 41 today: Adair: 6; Casey: 3; Green: 3; McCreary: 10; Pulaski: 11; Russell: 2; Taylor: 2; and, Wayne: 4. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.001. This means our total case count is projected to double every 561.89 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases. Today's new cases include:
The death we report today is a 91-year-old individual from Pulaski who had been hospitalized.
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