Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
On This Site
or Click Here
LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 2/18/2021
By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department
Cases continue to drop, however, a considerable portion of this could very well be weather related (people are not able to get out to get tested). As next week's numbers unfold, we will know for sure. We now have 2 counties in the "orange-accelerated" range of community-spread: Casey, and Cumberland. The remaining 8 counties remain in the "red-critical" range of community-spread.
While we do not have all the details, the Governor announced 4 new COVID-19 vaccination sites in our district that may open as early as next week. There are 2 new regional hubs, The Medical Center at Albany, and Taylor Regional Hospital. There are also 2 more pharmacy sites, Kroger and Wal-mart in Pulaski.
Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 7.07%.
Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 350 deaths resulting in a 1.77% mortality rate (about 1 in 56) among known cases. This compares with a 1.11% mortality rate at the state level, and a 1.77% mortality rate at the national level.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 41 cases in the hospital. This is equal to what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,093 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.53% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.63%. The latest data shows that 91.11% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 25.81% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 19,752 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 9.46% 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 117 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 11; Casey: 7; Clinton: 5; Cumberland: 3; Green: 4; McCreary: 14; Pulaski: 21; Russell: 29; Taylor: 15; and, Wayne: 8. In all, we have released 95.7% of our total cases.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 51 more than the new cases we added today. This leaves us with 498 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, 1,342.
Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Family, Schools, and Jail/Prison Related. Of our active cases, 16% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 66 today: Adair: 10; Casey: 4; Clinton: 2; Cumberland: 3; Green: 4; McCreary: 1; Pulaski: 11; Russell: 10; Taylor: 16; and, Wayne: 5. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.003. This means our total case count is projected to double every 204.91 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 Lake Cumberland area has experienced 19,752 cumulative confirmed cases and there have been 393,477 confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of today (this includes 392,729 statewide plus 748 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 COVID-19 guidance. 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.
This story was posted on 2021-02-19 06:22:53
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
More articles from topic News:
Partly sunny today, high 29F, warmer weekend
7-County Area Courts for Fri 19 Feb 2021
KYTC: Motorists should expect some refreezing tonight
T.J. Health vaccine clinic updates for this week
Zoning meeting rescheduled
Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency Adair Outreach Office Closed
Public Library closed Thursday
T.J. Regional Health - Winter Weather UPDATE for Feb 18
KYTC: Most routes still covered or partially covered
CAUD closed today February 18
View even more articles in topic News
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.