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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 5/18/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

We had fewer new cases today compared to the same time period last week caused our 7-day-average incidence rate of new cases per 100,000 to decline. Today, our 7-day average incidence rate chart is showing 1 county in the "green-on-track range", Wayne; 5 counties in the "yellow-community-spread" category, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, and Russell; and 4 counties in the "orange-accelerated" range of community-spread: Adair, Casey, Pulaski, and Taylor. We are glad not to have any counties in the "red-critical" range.

We encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 8,207 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 99% of them had not taken any doses of the vaccine.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.79%.


Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 430 deaths resulting in a 1.92% mortality rate (about 1 in 52) among known cases. This compares with a 1.47% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.78% mortality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 16 cases in the hospital. This is 4 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,239 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.54% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.95%. The latest data shows that 91.11% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 19.35% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 22,367 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.71% 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. Of our total cases, 0.5% are reinfections, and 1.38% contracted the virus after having received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 16 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 4; Casey: 1; McCreary: 2; Pulaski: 3; Russell: 1; Taylor: 3; and, Wayne: 2. In all, we have released 97.4% of our total cases.

Active (Current) Cases: We added 21 more cases today than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 157 active cases in our district across 8 of our district's 10 counties. On 12/10/2020 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,342.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Family, Businesses, Schools, 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 37 today: Adair: 9; Casey: 2; Clinton: 1; Green: 1; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 14; Russell: 2; and, Taylor: 7. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.001. This means our total case count is projected to double every 624.73 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:
  • Adair: A 49-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 35-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Adair: A 14-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 63-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 11-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 52-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 66-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 17-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 31-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Clinton: A 50-year-old female who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Green: A 38-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 48-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 37-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 3-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 41-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 76-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 55-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 16-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 68-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 30-year-old male who is self-isolated, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 47-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 44-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 48-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 27-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 19-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 13-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 33-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 83-year-old female who is hospitalized, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 51-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
https://www.lcdhd.org/info-tools/health-assessments-and-statistics/health_report_card/covid19-state-wide-outbreak-2/covid-19-media-public/daily-brief


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