Monday, June 29, 2020
Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 27 deaths resulting in a 7.4% mortality rate among known cases.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 6 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 68 hospitalizations resulting in an 18.5% hospitalization rate among known cases.
Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 13 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include, Casey: 1; Pulaski: 4; Russell: 1; and, Taylor: 7. In all, we have released 73.8% of our total cases.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 367 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This has resulted in the health department reaching out to over 2402 individuals during our contact tracing.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 69 active cases in our district across 8 of our 10 counties. Of those active cases, 12 are asymptomatic.
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 6 today: Adair: 2; Pulaski: 1; Russell: 1; Taylor: 1; and, Wayne: 1. The new cases include:
Adair: A 24-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Adair: A 55-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Pulaski: A 19-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Russell: A 68-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Taylor: A 36-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
Wayne: A 61-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic
On a positive note, we released more cases today than we added new cases. Also, it is encouraging there are no new hospitalizations or deaths. COVID-19 is still spreading freely through our communities, though. Our best chance for slowing the spread is for everyone to wear a mask when out in public, to avoid crowds, to social distance (stay 6-feet from others), to wash their hands with soap and water often and thoroughly, to stay home if they have a fever or are coughing, to increase sanitation, and to avoid touching their faces.
The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 367 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 15,359 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across 119 Kentucky Counties as of 06/29/20 (this includes 15,347 statewide plus 23 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 to identify and contact all those with whom any positive case may have come into close contact.
For more statistics and local data go to LCDHD COVID-19 Information.