Monday, June 15, 2020
|Deaths:||We are sad to report 1 new death today. We have experienced a total of 27 deaths resulting in a 9.7% mortality rate among known cases.|
|Hospitalizations:||We presently have 3 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 63 hospitalizations resulting in a 22.6% hospitalization rate among known cases.|
|Released (Recovered) Cases:||We released 2 cases today from isolation (recovered). In all, we have released 79.2% of our total cases.|
|Total (Total Cumulative Cases):||The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 279 cases since the onset of the outbreak.|
|Active (Current Cases):||Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 31 active cases in our district across 7 of our 10 counties.|
|New Cases:||We report that our total case count has increased by 5 today: Adair: 1; Pulaski: 1; and, Taylor: 3. The new cases include:|
|Adair: A 69-year-old female who is hospitalized|
|Pulaski: A 21-year-old female who is self-isolated|
|Taylor: A 36-year-old male who is self-isolated|
|Taylor: A 34-year-old female who is self-isolated|
|Taylor: A 67-year-old female who is self-isolated|
From Sunday to Sunday, we saw positive COVID-19 cases that had gone to church resulting in scores of “close contacts” being quarantined. Some of those “close contacts” are now converting to positive COVID-19 cases; so, it is good that these individuals were already on quarantine. Church continues to be a difficult environment due to several people being in close contact for an extended period.
The numbers for Lake Cumberland have been high in the last couple of weeks. This week we are off to a fast start with five new cases. We continue to see widespread complacency when it comes to the public observing the guidance of wearing a mask when out in public, the avoidance of crowds, and social distancing. If the public would do these things and wash their hands with soap and water often and thoroughly, stay home if they have a fever or are coughing, increase sanitation, and avoid touching their faces, a second wave of COVID-19 might be avoided. While we realize we cannot stop the spread of COVID-19 completely, observing this guidance can help our area avoid too many new cases too quickly and; thus, overwhelm our medical and public health infrastructure.
The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 279 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 12,652 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across 119 Kentucky Counties as of 06/15/20 (this includes 12,647 statewide plus 5 recently reported cases in Lake Cumberland not in the Governor’s daily report). Regardless of the confirmed case count for any Lake Cumberland County, we believe COVID-19 to be widespread. LCDHD is working to identify and contact all those with whom any positive case may have come into close contact.