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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 8-26-2021

By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Active (Current) Cases: Since our last report, we added 166 more cases than we had deceased and/or released cases. This leaves us with 1,334 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, 1,338.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Businesses, Family, and Medical Facilities. Of our active cases, 23% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 376 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 30; Casey: 33; Clinton: 42; Cumberland: 10; Green: 32; McCreary: 22; Pulaski: 87; Russell: 37; Taylor: 56; and, Wayne: 27. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00854. This means our total case count is projected to double every 81.55 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 08/23/2021 when we added 416 cases.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 13.24%.


Deaths: We regret we must report 1 new death since our last report. We have experienced a total of 502 deaths resulting in a 1.81% mortality rate (about 1 in 55) among known cases. This compares with a 1.37% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.65% 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 58 cases in the hospital. This is 9 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,450 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.24% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 19) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.59%. The latest data shows that 100% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 45.16% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 27,693 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 13.26% 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, 0.91% are reinfections, and 4.76% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases). In the last week, 8.02% of our new cases were breakthrough cases.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 209 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 23; Casey: 18; Clinton: 9; Cumberland: 4; Green: 24; McCreary: 11; Pulaski: 48; Russell: 32; Taylor: 33; and, Wayne: 7. In all, we have released 93.4% of our total cases.

Today, you may notice a difference in our numbers. One case was deleted from Clinton County's numbers due to an error in lab reporting.

The death we report today was a Pulaski County resident (unvaccinated) who was in the 60-69 year age group. We offer our deepest sympathies to this family.

Additionally, out of today's 377 reported cases, 118 of them were in individuals age 18 or younger.

Again, we encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 13,624 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 95.24% were unvaccinated. Below are our area's COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average (last updated 8/25/2021).
  • State - 56.00%
  • Taylor - 47.23%
  • Pulaski - 44.21%
  • Russell - 41.00%
  • Green - 35.88%
  • Wayne - 34.07%
  • Adair - 33.46%
  • Cumberland - 32.83%
  • Casey - 30.90%
  • Clinton - 28.59%
  • McCreary - 27.63%


This story was posted on 2021-08-27 11:41:56
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