July 29, 2020
From the Lake Cumberland District Health Department: After a few days of new cases in the twenties, we are now back in the thirties. We
experienced 35 new cases today – our third highest day of growth since the onset of the
We are sad to report the two new deaths, a 75-year-old male from Casey and a 92-year-old
female from Green who passed a few days ago. We are also back up to 11 hospitalizations
for the area.
The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 1,001 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there
have been 28,848 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of
07/29/20 (this includes 28,727 statewide plus 121 recently reported cases in Lake
Cumberland not in the Governor’s/Department for Public Health’s daily report).
Adair County’s new cases are a 42-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic and a 40-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic.
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 daily with positive cases. Additionally, we are striving diligently to follow-up on
business-related complaints regarding noncompliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person: 1) between people in close
contact with one another (within 6 feet), and/or 2) via respiratory droplets produced when
an infected person coughs or sneezes. Droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people
who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.