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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 5/28/2021

By Amy Tomlinson
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

We added 107 new cases this week compared to 133 last week. Two COVID-19 deaths occurred during this week. We had 86 active cases on Friday compared to 115 last Friday. We have 17 hospitalized cases compared to 10 last Friday. Our 7-day-average incidence rate was 7.30 this Friday compared to 9.07 last Friday.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 2.49%.

Deaths: We are pleased to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 444 deaths resulting in a 1.97% mortality rate (about 1 in 51) among known cases. This compares with a 1.48% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.79% mortality rate at the national level.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 17 cases in the hospital. This is equal to what we reported yesterday. We have had a total of 1,259 hospitalizations resulting in a 5.59% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 18) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 4.97%. The latest data shows that 73.33% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 17.74% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Total (Cumulative) Cases: The Lake Cumberland District has experienced a total of 22,508 cases since the onset of the outbreak. This means that 10.78% 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. Of our total cases, 0.51% are reinfections, and 1.52% contracted the virus after having received at least 1 dose of the vaccine.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 30 cases Friday from isolation.

Where Did Cases Visit Prior to Isolation: The most common places cases visited prior to isolation are (in descending order): Family, Businesses, Medical Facilities, and Long-term Care/Residential Facilities. Of our active cases, 12% can not be tied back to another known case (community-spread cases).

New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 12 on Friday: Our current new case growth rate is: 1.0007. This means our total case count is projected to double every 983.92 days. The most new cases we ever added in a single day was on 12/30/2020 when we added 301 cases. Friday's new cases include:
  • Adair: A 37-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Adair: A 65-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 74-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Casey: A 46-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Green: A 72-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • McCreary: A 71-year-old female who is hospitalized, Asymptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 1-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 28-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 65-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Pulaski: A 58-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Russell: A 41-year-old male who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;
  • Taylor: A 26-year-old female who is self-isolated, still symptomatic;

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