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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 1/14/2022
By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department
LCDHD offices will be closed Monday, January 17, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day. Contact tracing will continue, but there will be no daily report on Monday. The report will resume on Tuesday, January 18.
Due to the surge of COVID cases, LCDHD numbers are incomplete. Each day for the past couple of weeks, there have been many more cases reported than we are able to contact and work. The numbers you are seeing in the report are the ones who were contacted/worked, but it represents a fraction of the true illness present in our communities. Please bear with us as we continue to work our hardest to contact as many positive cases as we are able to reach. We have prioritized our efforts to attempt to reach the most at-risk populations first. If you are positive and have not been contacted, please follow the quidance from your provider or check our webpage for current recommendations.
Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 28.61%.
Of today's 210 reported cases, 164 (78%) were unvaccinated and 63 of today's cases (30%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger. Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Consider getting the vaccine if you are eligible and haven't, and wear a mask when in indoor settings where there are large crowds.
Deaths: We are sad to report 7 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 830 deaths resulting in a 1.75% mortality rate (about 1 in 57) among known cases. This compares with a 1.28% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.31% mortality rate at the national level. The deaths reported tonight include an Adair County resident (vaccinated), a McCreary County resident (unvaccinated), three Pulaski County residents (one vaccinated, two unvaccinated), a Russell County resident (unvaccinated) and a Taylor County resident (unvaccinated). Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 87 cases in the hospital. This is 2 less than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,892 hospitalizations resulting in a 3.99% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 25) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 3.66%. The latest data shows that 98% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 32.39% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 47,440 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 22.71% 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.
Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 181 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 25: Casey: 2: Clinton: 6; Cumberland: 15; Green: 6; McCreary: 6; Pulaski: 61; Russell: 17; Taylor: 35; and, Wayne: 8. In all, we have released 97.9% of our total cases.
Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Schools, Family, Businesses, and Long-term Care/Residential Facilities.
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 210 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 25: Casey: 3: Clinton: 7: Cumberland: 14: Green: 11: McCreary: 6: Pulaski: 65: Russell: 29: Tavlor: 39: and. Wayne: 11. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.00407. This means our total case count is projected to double every 170.85 days
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