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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 07/22/2020
By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department
Our new case rate continues to be high. Please, don't become complacent with wearing your face covering, avoiding crowds, social distancing, washing your hands frequently, increased sanitation, and with the avoidance of touching your face.
We lost a 60-year-old female from Casey County today. Also, our raw number of those hospitalized went up. While our hospitalization rate is near the state average, our mortality rate continues to be higher than state, national and world averages.
New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 22 today: Adair: 4; Casey: 5; Clinton: 1; Green: 1; Pulaski: 8; Russell: 1; and, Taylor: 2. Our current new case growth rate is: 1.03. This means our total case count is projected to double every 23.44 days. The new cases include:
Deaths: We are sad to report 1 new death today from Casey. We have experienced a total of 36 deaths resulting in a 4.4% mortality rate among known cases. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.
Hospitalizations: We presently have 15 cases in the hospital. We have had a total of 97 hospitalizations resulting in a 11.8% hospitalization rate among known cases. The latest state data shows that 69% of ICU beds and 23% of ventilator capacity are being utilized.
Released (Recovered) Cases: We released 19 cases today from isolation (recovered). Released cases include: Adair: 3; Cumberland: 1; Green: 3; Pulaski: 3; Russell: 3; Taylor: 5; and, Wayne: 1. In all, we have released 67.9% of our total cases.
Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 825 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This has resulted in the health department reaching out to over 2780 individuals during our contact tracing.
Active (Current) Cases: Taking all things into account, this leaves us with 229 active cases in our district across all 10 of our district's 10 counties. Of those active cases, 44 are asymptomatic.
The Lake Cumberland area has experienced 825 Cumulative Confirmed Cases and there have been 24,637 Confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 120 Kentucky Counties as of 07/22/20 (this includes 24,540 statewide plus 97 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 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.
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