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January 13, 2022 LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief

2022-01-14 - Somerset, KY - Photo courtesy Sam Price - Lake Cumberland District Health Department .
Of today's 258 reported cases, 209 (81%) were unvaccinated and 57 of today's cases (22%) were in individuals 18 years of age or younger.

Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 27.77%. Deaths: We regret we must report 2 new deaths since our last report. We have experienced a total of 823 deaths. Tonight's deaths include a McCreary County resident (unvaccinated) and a Taylor County resident (partially vaccinated). Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones.

Hospitalizations: We presently have 89 cases in the hospital. This is 2 more than what we reported in our last report. We have had a total of 1,891 hospitalizations, resulting in a 4% hospitalzation rate (about 1 in 25) among known cases. The state hospitalization rate is 3.7%. The latest data shows that 98.15% of Lake Cumberland's ICU beds are filled, and 33.8% of ventilator capacity is being utilized.

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