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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 3/18/2021
By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department
Our new cases went down slightly compared to last Thursday, so our 7-day average incidence rate went down as well. We now have 6 counties in the "yellow-community-spread" category, Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, and Russell; and 4 counties in the "orange-accelerated" range of community-spread: McCreary, Pulaski, Taylor, and Wayne. None of our counties are presently in the "red-critical" range.
While cases are still dropping for the moment in the United States, it should be noted that on the global level, cases have started to rise again. Countries like Brazil, India, France, Italy, and Germany are seeing sharp increases. Therefore, please don't assume that the pandemic is completely behind us and take the vaccine as soon as you can. Also, until the vaccine is widely available, and a significant percentage of the population has taken in, 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: 3.23%.
Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 377 deaths resulting in a 1.8% mortality rate (about 1 in 56) among known cases. This compares with a 1.31% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.82% mortality rate at the national level.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 21 cases in the hospital. This is 5 less than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,157 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.53% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.78%. The latest data shows that 84.44% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 16.13% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 20,927 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.02% of our total population has 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 32 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 1; Casey: 1; Clinton: 1; Green: 5; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 14; Russell: 1; Taylor: 5; and, Wayne: 2. In all, we have released 97.2% of our total cases.
Active (Current) Cases: We added 5 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 202 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district's 10 counties. On 01/00/1900 we were at our peak number of active cases, 44,175.
Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Family, Medical Facilities, and Schools. Of our active cases, 5% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 37 today: Adair: 4; Casey: 2; Clinton: 1; Green: 2; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 16; Russell: 1; and, Taylor: 9. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.001. This means our total case count is projected to double every 605.41 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 01/00/1900 when we added 44195 cases. Today's new cases include:
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