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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 4/7/2021
By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department
COVID-19 vaccinations are now open to everyone! Let's finish strong and everyone get the vaccine as soon as you can.
The state saw a sharp increase in new cases today. Today, for Lake Cumberland, we added a few more cases than for the same period last week, so our 7-day-average incidence rate went up slightly. Keep in mind, some of our 7-day-incidence data will be skewed over the next few days as we are reconciling our data against the state data. Our 7-day incidence chart is showing 1 county in the "green-on track" category, Cumberland; 5 counties in the "yellow-community-spread" category, Clinton, Green, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne; 2 counties in the "orange-accelerated" range of community-spread: Adair, and Pulaski; 2 counties in the "red-critical" range: Casey, and McCreary.
Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.87%.
Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 382 deaths resulting in a 1.78% mortality rate (about 1 in 56) among known cases. This compares with a 1.44% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.81% mortality rate at the national level.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 26 cases in the hospital. This is 2 more than what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,192 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.56% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.88%. The latest data shows that 93.33% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 23.73% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 21,454 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.27% 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, 0.41% are reinfections.
Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 36 cases today from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 2; Casey: 3; Clinton: 3; Green: 1; McCreary: 7; Pulaski: 15; Russell: 1; Taylor: 2; and, Wayne: 2. In all, we have released 97.5% of our total cases.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, we decreased the same number of cases today as we added new cases. This leaves us with 162 active cases in our district across 9 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, Medical Facilities, and Schools. Of our active cases, 3% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 36 today: Adair: 3; Casey: 7; McCreary: 5; Pulaski: 14; Russell: 1; Taylor: 3; and, Wayne: 3. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.001. This means our total case count is projected to double every 609.74 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:
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