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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief January 12, 2022

By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Of today's 297 reported cases, 213 (72%) were unvaccinated and 65 of today's cases (22%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 27.39%

Deaths: We are sad to report 8 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 821 deaths. Tonight's report includes a Pulaski County resident (unvaccinated) and 7 additional deaths reported to us through the state audit of death certificates. Those seven include: an Adair County resident (unvaccinated), a Casey County resident (vaccinated), two Pulaski County residents (both unvaccinated) and three Russell County residents (one vaccinated, two 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 1,888 hospitalizations resulting in a 4.02% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 25) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 3.73%

The latest data shows that 98% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 30.99% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

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