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COVID-19 News Brief & Vaccination Update 10/07/2021
By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department
We encourage our citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe and very effective. Of our 24,460 new cases since the vaccine started becoming available, almost 94.53% were unvaccinated.
Below are our area's COVID-19 vaccination uptake rates compared to the state average (last updated 10/6/2021).
Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 8.67%.
IMPORTANT - Due to the continued increase in positive cases it may be several days before you are contacted by the health department. If you've tested positive for COVID19 please isolate yourself immediately, do NOT wait on a call from the health department.
Please notify anyone you may have been in contact with so they can begin quarantine. Visit www.lcdhd.org for more specific COVID-19 guidance.
Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 633 deaths resulting in a 1.64% mortality rate (about 1 in 61) among known cases. This compares with a 1.27% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.61% mortality rate at the national level.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 81 cases in the hospital. This is 1 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,664 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.32% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 23) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.21%. The latest data shows that 96.3% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 30.67% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 38,529 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 18.44% 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, 1.33% are reinfections, and 5.47% contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases). In the last week, 5.64% of our new cases were breakthrough cases.
Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 231 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 14; Casey: 19; Clinton: 17; Cumberland: 9; Green: 13; McCreary: 16; Pulaski: 86; Russell: 13; Taylor: 22; and, Wayne: 22. In all, we have released 95.9% of our total cases.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking into account deaths and releases, our active cases decreased by 43 more than the new cases we added since our last report. This leaves us with 958 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district's 10 counties. On 09/03/2021 we were at our peak number of active cases, 1,804.
Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Businesses, Schools, Family, and Medical Facilities. 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 188 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 22; Casey: 8; Clinton: 12; Cumberland: 4; Green: 10; McCreary: 26; Pulaski: 45; Russell: 12; Taylor: 35; and, Wayne: 14. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00473. This means our total case count is projected to double every 146.94 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 09/07/2021 when we added 730 cases.
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