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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief Jan 18, 2022

By Sam Price
Lake Cumberland District Health Department

Of today's 282 reported cases, 236 (84%) were unvaccinated and 122 of today's cases (43%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 30.25%.

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. If you are positive and have not been contacted, please follow the guidance from your provider or check our webpage for current recommendations.

Deaths: We regret we must report 4 new deaths since our last report. These include a Casey County resident (unvaccinated), a Cumberland County resident (vaccinated), a Pulaski County resident (unvaccinated) and a Russell County resident (unvaccinated). We have experienced a total of 834 deaths resulting in a 1.75% mortality rate (about 1 in 57) among known cases. This compares with a 1.24% mortality rate at the state level and a 1.27% mortality rate at the national level. 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 equal to what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,895 hospitalizations resulting in a 3.97% hospitalization rate (about 1 in 25) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 3.54%. The latest data shows that 90.74% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 36.62% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

Released (Not contagious) Cases: We released 408 cases since our last report from isolation. Released cases include: Adair: 50; Casey: 14; Clinton: 20; Cumberland: 22; Green: 16; McCreary: 27; Pulaski: 104; Russell: 51; Taylor: 66; and, Wayne: 38. In all, we have released 98.2% 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, Businesses, Long-term Care/Residential Facilities, and Restaurants. New Cases: We report that our total case count has increased by 282 since our last report. Our new cases (including suspect cases) are as follows: Adair: 32; Casey: 15: Clinton: 13; Cumberland: 6; Green: 11; McCreary: 24; Pulaski: 64; Russell: 41; Taylor: 48; and, Wayne: 28.

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LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief Jan 18, 2022

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